Tomic beats Mardy Fish for Kooyong title



MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian teenager Bernard Tomic won the first four games and went on to beat American Mardy Fish 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Saturday to clinch the title at Kooyong, an invitational warmup tournament for the Australian Open.

The 19-year-old Tomic, who plays 22nd-seeded Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, broke Fish’s serve in the last game and sealed the match with a forehand down the line.

Austrian Jurgen Melzer beat Gael Monfils of France 6-3, 6-7 (10), 6-2 for third place.