U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships Memphis, U.S.A.
RESULTS - SUNDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 2014
Singles - Final
 [WC] K Nishikori (JPN) d I Karlovic (CRO) 64 76(0)
Doubles - Final  E Butorac
(USA) / R Klaasen (RSA) d  B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan
(USA) 64 64
FINALS REVIEW - NISHIKORI RETAINS CROWN; BUTORAC/KLAASEN
BEAT BRYANS Kei Nishikori
became the first back-to-back winner at the U.S.
National Indoor Tennis Championships since Tommy Haas in
2006-07, as he registered his first win over Ivo
Karlovic in three meetings. Nishikori, who
defeated Feliciano Lopez in last year's Memphis final,
claimed his fourth ATP World Tour title in his sixth
career final. Karlovic, who fired 20 aces against
Nishikori, was bidding to win his sixth title in his
ninth final. Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen
defeated Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan for the second time
this season to capture their second title in their third
final together. Butorac won his 15th title and
second in Memphis (2007), while Klaasen won his fourth
title. The Bryans were bidding for their fourth
Memphis crown (2001, 04, 13).
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Nishikori: It's amazing to defend a
title for the first time, especially here. I had a great
memory from last year and I'm playing great."
get a lot of confidence from keeping my ranking in the
Top 20. It's going to take some time to get to Top 10,
Top 5, but I think I'm getting close."
Karlovic: He's really fast. He hits
winners from any position on the court. That's his game.
He returned really well.
It was a good week for
me. I'm really happy with the way I played. I hope I
will continue like this and by the end of the year get
into the Top 40.
Butorac: To get a win over the Bryans
solidifies what we did in Australia and were on the
right path to being one of the top teams in the world.
We need to keep improving and getting better.
Klaasen: It feels really good. This is
my first time in Memphis and playing in front of that
crowd in the final was exciting for us. These guys have
a great record everywhere you go. We got off to a great
start in the match and were fortunate to keep it going
for the entire match.