Top-ranked Ivan Lendl played almost perfect tennis while routing Mikael Pernfors of Sweden, 6-0, 6-2, Saturday in the semifinals of the $375,000 Seiko Super tournament at Tokyo.
Lendl, of Czechoslovakia, will meet Sweden's Stefan Edberg, ranked second in the world, in today's final.
Edberg struggled past Slobodan Zivojinovic of Yugoslavia, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2, in the other semifinal.
Edberg said a victory over Lendl might help him attain the world's No. 1 ranking.
"There is only one step, but it is a hard step to clear," said Edberg, who has lost his three previous matches against Lendl.
Top-seeded Pam Shriver and No. 2-seeded Gabriela Sabatini easily won semifinal matches and will play for the title in the $200,000 Volvo tournament today at Brighton, England.