Tomic set for Fish-Melzer winner

Tomic set for Fish-Melzer winner

Published Jan. 12, 2012 12:00 a.m. ET

Bernard Tomic moved into the final of the Kooyong exhibition tournament with a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2) win over Frenchman Gael Monfils on Thursday.

The Australian teenager beat No. 7-ranked Tomas Berdych in his opening match and then controlled the first and third sets against Monfils in his second match at the invitational tournament. He'll next meet the winner of Friday's semifinal between American Mardy Fish and Austria's Jurgen Melzer.

American Andy Roddick beat Berdych 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the late match after losing to Monfils on Wednesday.

No. 6-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 to Japan's Kei Nishikori, a late inclusion after Canada's Milos Raonic withdrew due to a stomach complaint after losing his opening match.


Tsonga won the Qatar Open against a strong field last week, but lost both his matches at Kooyong.


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