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Tennis: Top seed Nishikori advances to Memphis final

Defending champion and top seed Kei Nishikori of Japan advanced to the final of the $647,000 ATP US Indoor Championships on Saturday by defeating American Michael Russell 6-3, 6-2. Nishikori, top-seeded for the first time in an ATP event, will play for his fourth tour crown on Sunday against the winner of a later semi-final between Taiwan fourth seed Lu Yen-Hsun and Croatia's Ivo Karlovic.

Tennis: ATP Memphis scores

Results on Saturday from the $647,000 ATP US Indoor Championships (x denotes seeded player): Semi-finals Kei Nishikori (JPN x1) bt Michael Russell (USA) 6-3, 6-2 afp14

Tennis: ATP Memphis scores

Results on Saturday from the $647,000 ATP US Indoor Championships (x denotes seeded player): Semi-finals Kei Nishikori (JPN x1) bt Michael Russell (USA) 6-3, 6-2 afp14

Tennis: Nishikori to face Karlovic for Memphis title

Defending champion Kei Nishikori will face big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic in Sunday's final of the $647,000 ATP US National Indoor Championships after each breezed to a semi-final victory on Saturday. Japanese star Nishikori, top seeded for the first time at an ATP event, defeated American Michael Russell 6-3, 6-2 while Karlovic advanced when Taiwan fourth seed Lu Yen-Hsun retired after losing the first set 6-1. Nishikori, ranked 16th, seeks his fourth ATP crown while Karlovic, ranked 80th, seeks his sixth career title.

Tennis: Nishikori, Lu advance, Hewitt out at Memphis

Defending champion Kei Nishikori rallied to reach the semi-finals of the $647,000 ATP US Indoor Championships on Friday, but Australian third seed Lleyton Hewitt was eliminated by American Michael Russell. Nishikori battled back to defeat Russian Alex Bogomolov 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to book a last-four berth against Russell, who downed Hewitt 6-3, 7-6 (8/6). Russell earned his first victory in four career meetings with the Aussie in one hour, 48 minutes.

Tennis: Nishikori, Lu advance, Hewitt out at Memphis

Defending champion Kei Nishikori rallied to reach the semi-finals of the $647,000 ATP US Indoor Championships on Friday, but Australian third seed Lleyton Hewitt was eliminated by American Michael Russell. Nishikori battled back to defeat Russian Alex Bogomolov 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to book a last-four berth against Russell, who downed Hewitt 6-3, 7-6 (8/6). Russell earned his first victory in four career meetings with the Aussie in one hour, 48 minutes.

Tennis: Nishikori, Lu advance, Hewitt out at Memphis

Defending champion Kei Nishikori rallied to reach the semi-finals of the $647,000 ATP US Indoor Championships on Friday but Australian third seed Lleyton Hewitt was eliminated by American Michael Russell. Nishikori battled back to defeat Russian Alex Bogomolov 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to book a last-four berth against Russell, who downed Hewitt 6-3, 7-6 (8/6), taking his first victory in four career meetings with the Aussie in one hour, 48 minutes.

Tennis: ATP Memphis results - 2nd update

Results on Friday from the $647,000 ATP US National Indoor Tennis Championships (x denotes seeded player): Quarter-finals Kei Nishikori (JPN x1) bt Alex Bogomolov (RUS) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 Michael Russell (USA) bt Lleyton Hewitt (AUS x3) 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) Lu Yen-Hsun (TPE x4) bt Alex Kuznetsov (USA) 6-1, 6-4 afp

Tennis: Nishikori advances but Hewitt falls at Memphis

Defending champion Kei Nishikori rallied to reach the semi-finals of the $647,000 ATP US Indoor Championships on Friday but Australian third seed Lleyton Hewitt was eliminated by American Michael Russell. Nishikori battled back to defeat Russian Alex Bogomolov 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 while Russell beat Hewitt 6-3, 7-6 (8/6), taking his first victory in four career meetings with the Aussie in one hour, 48 minutes. Nishikori, an ATP top seed for the first time, saved all four of the break points he faced in the final set to win after two hours and 18 minutes.

Tennis: ATP Memphis results

Results on Friday from the $647,000 ATP US National Indoor Tennis Championships (x denotes seeded player): Quarter-finals Kei Nishikori (JPN x1) bt Alex Bogomolov (RUS) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 afp
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