US National Indoor Tennis Championship title delight for Kei Nishikori

Last Updated: 25/02/13 8:04am

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Kei Nishikori: Claimed the ATP Memphis title in straight sets

Kei Nishikori: Claimed the ATP Memphis title in straight sets

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Kei Nishikori claimed the US National Indoor Tennis Championship title in emphatic style with a straight sets win over Feliciano Lopez in Memphis.

Fifth seed Nishikori brushed aside the Spaniard 6-2 6-3 to secure the third tour title of his career.

In the process the world No 22 from Japan ensured he went through the entire tournament without dropping a set.

"I'm very happy with the way I played today," said Nishikori told atp.com.

No regrets

"To win this title is an amazing feeling. I tried to concentrate on all the important points. I served really well this week.

"I was practising a lot and it's getting better. Hopefully I can win a couple more titles. It's been a good start to the year."

Lopez, who last won on the tour in 2010, added: "I didn't play a bad match. He was very aggressive from the beginning.

"I think he probably played his best. I have no regrets. I tried everything I could and he was just the better player today. I hope to keep playing like I did this week."

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