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Donald Young beats Bernard Tomic of Australia 7-6 (8), 4-6, 7-5, advances to Memphis semifinal

  • Donald Young returns a shot to Bernard Tomic in a quarterfinal round tennis match at the Memphis Open Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Donald Young returns a shot to Bernard Tomic in a quarterfinal round tennis match at the Memphis Open Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Donald Young celebrates after beating Bernard Tomic in a quarterfinal round tennis match at the Memphis Open, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Young won the match 7-6 (8), 4-6, 7-5. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Donald Young celebrates after beating Bernard Tomic in a quarterfinal round tennis match at the Memphis Open, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. Young won the match 7-6 (8), 4-6, 7-5. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

  • Donald Young serves to Bernard Tomic in a quarterfinal round tennis match at the Memphis Open Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Donald Young serves to Bernard Tomic in a quarterfinal round tennis match at the Memphis Open Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)  (The Associated Press)

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.