Andy Murray continued his superb start to 2008 with a straight-sets win over top seed Nikolay Davydenko in the Qatar Open semi-finals.
Murray will aim for the fourth title of his career in Saturday's final
The British number one beat the world number four 6-4 6-3 to set up a final against Stanislas Wawrinka.
Murray, 20, made a nervous start, dropping his opening service game.
But once Murray found his form midway through the first set, Davydenko's fell away badly and the Briton secured a comfortable win in one hour 23 minutes.
"He started off well," said Murray. "I hung in pretty well and turned it around. I didn't serve well in the first set, but was better in the second.
"I had to try and change the rhythm. I tried to rush him a bit."
Davydenko said: "I made too many mistakes playing from the baseline when I was up 3-1 in the first set.
"Murray served well. Compared to the last time here, his game was the same but I committed too many errors."
Murray has lost both his previous meetings with Wawrinka - the world number 36 who overcame Ivan Ljubicic 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 in the other semi-final.
However, both those matches came early in Murray's career and the in-form Scot will be a firm favourite in Saturday's final, which begins at 1530 GMT.
"I have lost twice to him, but hopefully my experience playing a final will work for me," said Murray. "It would be nice to start the year with a win."
Murray, who lost to Ljubicic in last year's Qatar final, is set to break in to the world's top 10 if he can win the fourth title of his career.