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Nishikori to meet Lopez in Memphis final

6:56 PM, Feb 23, 2013   |    comments
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Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Japan's Kei Nishikori and Feliciano Lopez of Spain will meet in Sunday's final at the $1.212 million U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships.

The fifth-seeded world No. 22 Nishikori was leading Marinko Matosevic by a 6-4 margin when the Australian retired with a bone bruise on the bottom of his right foot.

In the other semifinal on Saturday, Lopez took down Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 at The Racquet Club of Memphis.

Lopez has a 2-5 record in title matches, and will be hoping to claim his first title since 2010. Meanwhile, Nishikori has a 2-2 record in finals, winning his biggest title to date on home soil last October in Tokyo.

The 2013 Memphis champ will claim $291,800.

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