Tomic wins first ATP title in Sydney

by: AP January 12, 2013

SYDNEY (AP)—Bernard Tomic of Australia won his first ATP title on Saturday, beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3 in the Sydney International final.

The 20-year-old Tomic dominated the first set, but the big-serving Anderson won 24 of 26 points on his serve in the second and played more aggressively than his opponent as he tried to get back into the match.

Tomic had three unforced errors in the tiebreaker, including a floating backhand that went long on set point, sending the match into a third set.

Tomic broke Anderson at 4-3 in the third set shortly after the South African had called for a fresh pair of shoes from the locker room, and then held serve to close out the match at Olympic Park.

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