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Nishikori beats American teen for 4th straight Memphis title

Kei Nishikori of Japan won his fourth straight Memphis Open title Sunday, beating American teen Taylor Fritz 6-4, 6-4.

Nishikori joined Jimmy Connors as the only four-time winners of the event and became the fourth active player to win an event four times, joining Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Ranked No. 7 in the world, Nishikori won his 11th career title and first since Washington last August. He picked up the $109,950 check with his 17th straight match win in Memphis. Nishikori hasn't lost at The Racquet Club in the main draw since the first round in 2009.

Nishikori improved to 9-2 this year.

The 18-year-old Fritz already was the youngest...

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