Donald Young needed three sets to beat Bernard Tomic of Australia 7-6 (8), 4-6, 7-5 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Memphis Open.
Young, among five Americans in the quarterfinals at The Racquet Club, struggled with four double-faults in the second set. He bounced back by saving three of four break points in the third set to advance to the semifinals in Memphis for the first time. Young improved to 6-2 this year.
He will play No. 2 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa, a 6-4, 6-4 winner over sixth-seeded Steve Johnson, on Saturday.
Kei Nishikori of Japan, the two-time defending champ, plays Austin Krajicek on Friday night followed by No. 3 seed John Isner and Sam Querrey in the other quarterfinals.