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Tomic advances to semi-finals in China

AAP logoAAP 29/09/2016

Bernard Tomic has produced a composed performance to edge out America's Ryan Harrison in three sets and book a quarter-final spot at the Shenzhen Open in China.

Despite an ace count half his opponent's, Tomic delivered at crucial moments to end Harrison's three-match winning streak with a 6-4 4-6 7-5 victory in just over two hours.

The fourth-seeded Queenslander withstood 20 aces from Harrison and won fewer first-serve points than the American, but made inroads on his opponent's second serve to chalk up his eighth ATP World Tour quarter-final appearance of the season.

He will now meet Brazilian left-hander Thomaz Bellucci for a place in thesemi-final.

Defending champion Tomas Berdych advanced to the quarter-finals by beating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-6 (9-7) 7-6 (7-4).

The top-seeded Czech is trying to reach his first final of the season.

Czech eighth-seed Jiri Vesely eliminated Inigo Cervantes 7-6 (7-2) 6-3.

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