Fish moves into Kooyong final with win over Melzer
Thursday, January 12, 2012
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Mardy Fish beat Austria's Jurgen Melzer 6-2, 4-6, 6-1 on Friday to move into the final of the Kooyong invitational tournament against Australian teenager Bernard Tomic.
Fish has had two wins at the exhibition tournament that is a traditional warmup for the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park.
The 19-year-old Tomic, a Wimbledon quarterfinalist last year, beat Frenchman Gael Monfils to reach the final.
Andy Murray had a 6-3, 7-6 (8) win over David Nalbandian in a match that wasn't officially part of the tournament.
No. 4-ranked Murray, who won the Brisbane International last week, has lost the past two Australian Open finals.