Tomas Berdych & Stan Wawrinka reach the Rotterdam final

Tomas Berdych
Tomas Berdych has lost his last five meetings with fellow Rotterdam finalist Stan Wawrinka

Tomas Berdych will defend his ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament title against Stan Wawrinka in the final after an easy semi-final win over Gilles Simon.

The Czech world number seven beat Simon of France 6-2 6-1 in 58 minutes in Rotterdam.

Switzerland's Wawrinka was given a more severe test by Canadian Milos Raonic, but came through 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (9-7).

The 2014 Australian Open champion saved two set points in the second tie-break before serving his way to victory.

Simon had beaten tournament top seed Andy Murray in the quarter-finals before facing Berdych, but was completely outplayed and only won one point off the Czech's serve.

Raonic proved to be a sterner opponent for Wawrinka, but could not convert any of his six break points during their 97-minute contest.