Rafael Nadal set up a French Open final meeting with Stan Wawrinka after a ruthless win against Dominic Thiem as he continues his chase for la decima.
The world No. 4 had cruised into the semi-finals, dropping just 22 games, and he kept his ruthless streak up as he blew the world No. 7 away 6-3 6-4 6-0.
Thiem had beaten Djokovic so fantastically in the quarter-finals, but was bagelled in the final set – as he had done to the Serb – and was simply second best throughout.
For Nadal he will now look to win his 10th French Open title in his 10th final at Roland Garros but he will be taking on a man with a record of his own to protect.
Wawrinka, who had earlier battled past Murray in a four-and-a-half hour epic, has won all three of his previous Grand Slam finals, including a 2014 Australian Open win over his opponent in Sunday’s showpiece event.