Australian youngster Bernard Tomic reached his first Tour final with a 7-6 (12/10), 6-4 win over Italian Andreas Seppi at the Sydney International in sweltering heat on Friday.
The 20-year-old will face South African serve-volleyer Kevin Anderson in Saturday's final, as he bids to become the first Australian winner of the event since 2005. Anderson earlier fought off two match points to deny Frenchman Julien Benneteau victory and become the first South African to make the final. The 36th-ranked Anderson prevailed 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10/8) in two hours 23 minutes.
Ferrer to meet Kohlschreiber
Auckland: Defending champion David Ferrer cruised into the final of the ATP Auckland tournament against an injured Gael Monfils on Friday, setting up a decider against in-form Philipp Kohlschreiber. The Spanish top seed defeated Monfils 6-1, 6-2 after the Frenchman suffered a hamstring strain in the semi-final encounter.