Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will look to avenge last week's Shanghai Masters quarter-final loss against Tomas Berdych in the Stockholm Open final, after beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-4 4-6 5-2.
The top seed advanced after 2009 champion Baghdatis retired due to a left groin strain.
"It was a very good match, so I'm sad it ended like this," Tsonga told Swedish public broadcaster SVT.
"I'm very pleased, I played very good tennis again, very aggressive with some good shots."
Czech world number six Berdych defeated Spain's Nicolas Almagro in just 69 minutes without facing a single break point, 6-3 6-2.
Tsonga, ranked world number seven, and Berdych will both be gunning for a spot in the ATP World Tour Finals next month in London.