2016 champion Fernandez prevailed in an enthralling 6-1 6-7(4) 6-3 battle with home charge Stephane Houdet on Court 7 for a chance to reclaim the trophy.
Houdet gained revenge in the men’s doubles semi-finals. Defending champions Houdet and Nicolas Peifer will hope to add to their Australian Open crown, having navigated past Kunieda/Fernandez 4-6 6-3 13-11.
The French duo will face countryman Frederic Cattaneo alongside Stefan Olsson in the trophy showdown, having ousted the British partnership of Reid with world No.1 Alfie Hewitt in straight sets.
Over to the women’s draw and five-time Grand Slam champion Yui Kamiji edged into the Roland-Garros final.