France are one win away from defending their men's title ©Getty Images

Britain and France will meet in the BNP Paribas World Team Cup men’s final after clinching straightforward victories in their last four matches in Sardinia today.

Defending champions France were untroubled in their semi-final match against Belgium at the Alghero Tennis Club.

Nicolas Peifer gave the holders the perfect start to the tie, as he secured a 6-0, 6-0 win over Belgium’s Gert Vos.

French triumph was sealed when world number one Stéphane Houdet earned a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Jef Vandorpe.

With the tie having been settled by the two singles matches, the doubles rubber was not contested.

Britain, who won the title in 2015, also progressed without having to play a doubles match.

Alfie Hewett overcame Tadeusz Kruszelnicki 6-0, 6-3 in the first singles clash, before Gordon Reid defeated Kamil Fabisiak 6-0, 6-1.

Defending women’s champions the Netherlands moved a step closer to defending their title by overcoming Switzerland impressively.

Aniek van Koot gave the Dutch team an excellent start by winning 6-0, 6-1 against Karin Suter-Erath, before Diede de Groot overcame Nalani Buob 6-1, 6-4.

The doubles match would take place, with the Netherlands winning 6-1, 6-0.

The Netherlands will face China in the final, after they secured a comfortable victory over the United States.

Huimin Huang beat Mackenzie Soldan 6-1, 6-1 to put China one win away from the final, with Zhenzhen Zhu rounding off the victory by triumphing 6-1, 6-2 against Dana Mathewson.

The women’s competition will draw to a close tomorrow, along with the quad final between Britain and the United States.