Memphis Open Sunday Tennis Results

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Memphis Open Tennis News
Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster
Memphis, U.S.A.


Singles – Final
[1] K. Nishikori (JPN) d [WC] T. Fritz (USA) 64 64

Doubles – Final
M. Fyrstenberg (POL) / S. Gonzalez (MEX) d [4] S. Johnson (USA) / S. Querrey (USA) 64 64

.•    Kei Nishikori claimed his fourth consecutive Memphis crown, joining Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic as the only active players to win four consecutive titles at a single tour-level event.
•    The Japanese notched his 11th ATP World Tour title and first since prevailing at the Citi Open in Washington last August.
•    He is just the second player in Memphis history to lift four trophies, joining Jimmy Connors (1978-79, ’83-84).
•    Fritz, 18, capped a stunning week in reaching his first ATP World Tour final in just his third tour-level event.
•    The teen will rise to the precipice of the Top 100 of the Emirates ATP Rankings, after becoming just the fifth 18-year-old American to reach an ATP World Tour final in the past 30 years (Agassi, Chang, Roddick, Sampras).
•    Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Santiago Gonzalez retained the Memphis title, claiming their second team crown. It was Fyrstenberg’s 18th individual ATP World Tour doubles title in his 43rd final and Gonzalez’s 11th in 16 finals.


Nishikori: “It’s amazing to win four in a row. I tried not to think about it too much this week. I didn’t feel a lot of pressure. It was a tough start again today, but I managed it better. I played better tennis as the match went on and I’m happier with the second set. I only gave him a few points on my serve in the last few games.

“We practised five or six times the past few years in California, so I know how he plays. I never beat him before, so I was happy to beat him in a match. I tried different tactics to make him move more. He has very good reach so it’s not easy to hit winners, especially on these slow courts. I had to finish the points strong with my legs. He was tough to play.

“I felt a lot of support even here in the US against an American. A lot of Japanese came out today.”

Fritz: “I definitely didn’t expect to get to a [ATP World Tour] final so quickly. It’s a great accomplishment to get here despite losing in the final. I had a great week and I have to be happy with the result. I have a lot of confidence moving forward. I need to get my body stronger and I can continue to play at this level.

“He started off a little tentative and was leaving some balls for me to step in and hit. He was making some mistakes, but he loosened up and started playing much better. After a couple games, the balls get heavier and are tough to put away. Kei’s such a fast player and incredible from the baseline and when I don’t have that to put the ball away, he got extremely tough.”

Gonzalez: “It’s amazing. It’s not every day you can come back to the same tournament and win it again. It’s a tough tournament with great players. We are very happy to have the title again for confidence going into the next one.

“I have two kids, so one guitar for each kid. Hopefully next year I can come back and win another.”

Fyrstenberg: “It’s great to never lose matches here in Memphis It’s nice, especially after last season with the injuries. I had three injuries and Santiago had two. Hopefully this year will be injury-free and we’ll be going up in the [Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings].”

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