(February 24, 2013) Japan’s Kei Nishikori needed only 67 minutes to dispose of Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-3 to win the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis.
Nishikori won his third career ATP tennis tournament without dropping a set all week.
“I’m very happy with the way I played today,” said Nishikori. “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 practicing a lot and it’s getting better. Hopefully I can win a couple more titles. It’s been a good start to the year.”
“I didn’t play a bad match,” Lopez explained. “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.”
Bob and Mike Bryan won their 85th team title and third this season with the victory in Memphis.
“We played great tennis all week and were even