Novak Djokovic stormed into a sixth consecutive grand slam final with a crushing win over first-time French Open semi-finalist Dominic Thiem.
For the second year in a row, the world number one will have the chance to complete his career Grand Slam with victory in Sunday's final.
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Stan Wawrinka played the match of his life to keep him waiting 12 months ago and it will surely take a similar performance to stop him this time.
With Djokovic playing in the last four at a slam for the 30th time and Thiem making his debut, the danger was always that it was going to be a blow-out, and so it proved.
The world number one dropped only three games in the opening two sets and then won six of the final seven games to cruise to a 6-2 6-1 6-4 victory.
Because of the delayed schedule, both men's semi-finals were played simultaneously and Djokovic and Thiem were exiled to Court Suzanne Lenglen.
Organisers sold cheap tickets and allowed ground-pass holders in, and it was a lively atmosphere that greeted the players.
Only Djokovic has won more matches than 22-year-old Thiem this season, and the consolation for the Austrian is that he will make his top-10 debut next week.
He had played superbly to beat David Goffin in the quarter-finals but could find no way to penetrate Djokovic's legendary defences.
Both men were playing for the fourth day in a row but Thiem had expended more energy in getting there.
His one-handed backhand, so impressive this fortnight, was misfiring and the first two sets were a procession.
Thiem went for broke at the start of the third and got his reward by racing into a 3-0 lead but back came Djokovic, winning five games in a row and then clinching victory on his first match point.
The victory was his 27th in a row in slams, and a repeat on Sunday would make him the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four titles at the same time.