Reigning champion Richard Gasquet will face two-time winner Jonas Bjorkman in the final of the Nottingham Open.
The Frenchman, who earlier learned that he will face Roger Federer in the first round at Wimbledon, battled past Robin Soderling 7-6 7-6 in his semi-final.
Bjorkman, who won the tournament in 1998 and 2002, ensured his place in the final with a 6-3 6-1 win over Italian Andreas Seppi in just 71 minutes.
Seppi, world-ranked 72, had put out Briton Andy Murray the previous day.
After winning the first set on a tie-break, 20-year-old Gasquet built a 4-1 lead in the second before Soderling pulled himself back into the contest.
The big-serving Swede, who was producing serves of up to 132 mph, took his opponent to a second tie-break but Gasquet held on to claim victory.
"I felt I played well," Gasquet said. "I've never won against him before. I served well and fought a lot.
"I saw the Wimbledon draw just one hour before this match and was a bit sad.
"But it is also a dream to know I will play on Centre Court at Wimbledon in the opening match next week.
"Now I think I can win the title. I have beaten a lot of great players to get here and I have a lot of confidence."
Tim Henman can take encouragement from Gasquet's performance.
Soderling's next game is a first-round clash with the former British number one at SW19 and although the Swede looked strong, Gasquet won the big points.
Former world number four Bjorkman, meanwhile, showed too much court-craft and guile for Seppi, reeling off six successive games to take the second set and seal victory