Nishikori, Tsonga, Ferrer win titles
Kei Nishikori won his 3rd career title yesterday at the U.S. National Indoor Championships in Memphis, using his speed to prevail over Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-2 in a fairly one-sided affair. Across the pond in Marseille, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga won a thriller over world #6 Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6, 6-4, saving a match point to overtake the Czech in 3 sets. Down in Buenos Aires, David Ferrer outlasted Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, winning for the 3rd time in Argentina and collecting his 20th ATP World Tour title.
This week the action moves to Dubai, Delray Beach, and Acapulco, where Rafael Nadal returns to continue his comeback after a week off savoring his Brazil win. In Dubai we look forward to seeing world #1 Novak Djokovic return to his first significant outing since collecting his 6th Grand Slam title in Australia in January. He will be facing off with a number of prominent players, including Roger Federer, who is bouncing back from his early exit in Rotterdam 10 days ago.
Lastly, fans of Americans John Isner, Sam Querrey, and Ryan Harrison have no further to look than this week’s tournament in Delray Beach, FL, where the Americans will be matched up against Kei Nishikori, Alexandr Dolgopolov, and Tommy Haas.