The lieder in the scheme of the tournament in Memphis, Tennessee, Kei Nishikori won the trophy for the third time. At the final the Japanese beat over the second placed South African Kevin Anderson with 6: 4, 6: 4 for one hour and 16 minutes game.
For the No5 of the world, it was the eighth title in the career. The success in Memphis was climbed him to the second place in the timeless rating, which he shares with other three-fold champions Andy Roddick and Tommy Haas. Before them is the legend Jimmy Connors with four trophies.
Nishikori has played with inflammation in his right wrist and left little finger blister, but he has managed to impose his will over the six foot Anderson and to win the final game. This brought to the 25-years Japanese 250 points for the world rankings and a check for 106,565 dollars.
"The feel is great, because, no one before me has not won here three times in a row. But I will try next year to improve my achievement," vowed to Kay while he has received the traditional trophy in Memphis - a guitar.