British number one Dan Evans raced past Jeremy Chardy 6-2 6-2 in 60 minutes to reach the final of the Murray River Open.
The eighth seed beat France's Chardy in straight sets in Melbourne to reach the third ATP Tour final of his career.
He will play Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime, who was similarly swift in dispatching rising French player Corentin Moutet 6-1 6-2.
ATP Madrid
Norrie showing quality on clay - but how far can he go?
04/05/2021 AT 08:39
British number one Evans will begin his Australian Open campaign against compatriot Cameron Norrie on Tuesday.
He played two matches on Friday, overcoming both Marcos Giron and Borna Coric to set up the clash with Chardy.
"I was a little tired after yesterday so I was pretty happy with my concentration to come out and back yesterday up," Evans said.

Highlights: Evans powers past Chardy to reach Murray River Open final

Evans has yet to win an ATP Tour event and has not previously played rising star Auger-Aliassime in singles.

Dan Evans

Image credit: Getty Images

- - -
The Australian Open is live on Eurosport. Watch every match live and ad-free on the Eurosport app and You can download the Eurosport app for iOS and Android now.

Trailblazers - The inspiring story of Serena Williams

ATP Madrid
Evans battles past Chardy in tricky opener in Madrid
03/05/2021 AT 15:08
ATP Doha
Federer to face Evans after Briton beats Chardy in Qatar
09/03/2021 AT 18:01