World number one Novak Djokovic took his place in the Italian Open final on Saturday claiming his 1 000th career win in straight sets over Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 in Rome.
Djokovic will face Monte Carlo Masters champion Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's final, the Serb's fourth in as many years in the Italian capital.
Djokovic is chasing a sixth title in the Italian capital ahead of Roland Garros later this month and dealt with world number 10 Ruud on his way to a 12th final at the Foro Italico.
The 34-year-old has already secured a record-extending 370th week as world number one thanks to his straight sets victory over by Felix Auger-Aliassime on Friday.
Djokovic's clash with Tsitsipas will be a rematch of their final at last year's French Open, a five-set thriller eventually won by the Serb.
Greek world number five Tsitsipas is in the final after beating Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in an entertaining last four battle.
Collated results from the ATP/WTA Italian Open on Saturday (x denotes seeding, players representing Russia and Belarus are banned from competing under the name or flag of their countries until further notice):
Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) bt Casper Ruud (NOR x5) 6-4, 6-3
Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE x4) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x2) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Iga Swiatek (POL x1) bt Aryna Sabalenka (x3) 6-2, 6-1
Ons Jabeur (TUN x9) bt Darya Kasatkina 6-4, 1-6, 7-5