Result: Stanislas Wawrinka reaches Monte Carlo Masters final

Stanislas Wawrinka beats David Ferrer in straight sets to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final.

Stanislas Wawrinka has beaten David Ferrer in straight sets to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates after beating David Ferrer during the Monte Carlo Masters match on April 19, 2014© AFP

The Australian Open champion came through 6-1 7-6 against Ferrer, who had knocked out Rafael Nadal yesterday.

Wawrinka started in excellent form, mixing up his shots well and never letting Ferrer get into a rhythm as the Swiss cruised through the opening set in just 32 minutes.

The second set almost started the same way as Ferrer battled hard to hold his serve in the opening game, before relaxing and finding some of the form which saw him overcome Nadal yesterday.

He forced Wawrinka all the way to 6-6, but couldn't claw back the Swiss's 5-2 lead in the tie-break.

Wawrinka will face the winner of the other semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Spain's David Ferrer reacts after winning his Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament tennis match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on April 18, 2014
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060