Nishikori 3-peats as Memphis champ, beats Anderson 6-4, 6-4 (Yahoo Sports)
All the big names from Bjorn Borg, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe to Pete Sampras, Michael Chang and Andy Roddick are on the list of past champions. Nishikori became the first man to win three straight Memphis Open titles, beating South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 in the final Sunday. ”It’s (an) amazing feeling because nobody ever done this before at this tournament, so it’s something special,” Nishikori said. ”But, you know, I think I have to do better to keep this, and hopefully I can keep going.” Nishikori improved to 13-1 at the indoor tournament, where Connors, Tommy Haas and Todd Martin failed to string together three straight titles.