facebook
twitter
search
search

Kei Nishikori, Ivo Karlovic to vie for U.S. Indoors title

Feb. 15, 2014 at 8:49 PM

MEMPHIS, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Defending champ Kei Nishikori will meet Ivo Karlovic for the title of the U.S. National Indoor Championships after each logged a semifinal win Saturday.

The Japanese top seed advanced to the final with a 6-3, 6-2 dismissal of American Michael Russell. Nishikori is seeking to become the first back-to-back winner in Memphis since Tommy Haas in 2006-07.

He will meet Croatia's Karlovic, who moved on when fourth-seeded Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan retired with a neck injury after dropping the first set 1-6.

Lu had made the semis with a 6-1, 6-4 decision over Alex Kuznetsov Friday.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Report: Aldridge steps back to consider plans
First shoe drops in St. Louis Cardinals' hacking scandal
Miami Heat sign first-round F Winslow