Top seed Andy Murray is through to the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships following a straight sets victory over Frenchman Lucas Pouille.
The world number 1 struggled in the first set against 7th seed Pouille but eventually took it 7-5.
The second set was a one-sided affair as Murray won with a breadstick to set up a meeting with Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in Saturday's final.
Murray is playing his first tournament since his 4th-round defeat at the Australian Open in January. The Scot could extend his lead at the top of the world rankings with another victory in Dubai.