Fish beats Tomic to reach semis at Japan Open
Thursday, October 6, 2011
TOKYO (AP) -- Mardy Fish moved into the semifinals of the Japan Open with a 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1 victory over Bernard Tomic of Australia on Friday.
The fourth-seeded American broke Tomic to go up 5-4 in the second set and served out to level the match at a set apiece. Fish kept the pressure on by breaking the Australian in the first game of the final set and dominated the rest of the way behind his strong serve.
Fish, ranked eighth in the world, will play the winner of the quarterfinal between top seed Rafael Nadal of Spain and Santiago Giraldo of Colombia later Friday.
The other quarterfinals will pit No. 2 seed Andy Murray of Britain against Argentina's David Nalbandian, and third-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer versus Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic.