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Sydney, Australia (Sports Network) - Kevin Anderson and Bernard Tomic were semifinal winners in the Apia International Sydney tournament on Friday.

Anderson earned a hard-fought 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8) win over Julien Benneteau, while Tomic upset the third-seeded Andreas Seppi 7-6 (12-10), 6-4.

The South African Anderson saved two match points in the two hour and 23- minute thriller and defeated the defending finalist Benneteau for the first time in three chances.

Tomic saved all six of his break points against Seppi.