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Australia's Tomic wins 1st ATP title with 3-set victory over Anderson at Sydney International

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    Australia's Bernard Tomic kisses his winner's trophy after he defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the final at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Tomic won the match 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) (The Associated Press)

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    Australia's Bernard Tomic kisses the court after his win over Kevin Anderson of South Africa in their men's final match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Tomic won the match 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) (The Associated Press)

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    Australia's Bernard Tomic holds his winner's trophy after defeating Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the men's final at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Tomic won the match 6-3, 6-7, 6-3. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft) (The Associated Press)

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    Australia's Bernard Tomic plays a forehand shot to Italy's Andreas Seppi during their semi finals at the Sydney International Tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) (The Associated Press)

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    Australia's Bernard Tomic plays a backhand shot to Italy's Andreas Seppi during their semi finals at the Sydney International Tennis tournament in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) (The Associated Press)

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 tiebreak 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.