Tennis - Nishikori to face Karlovic in Memphis final

Japan's Kei Nishikori will take on Croatian giant Ivo Karlovic in the final of the ATP Memphis International.

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Ivo Karlovic of Croatia (Reuters)

Nishikori, top seed for the event, cruised into the final with a 6-3 6-2 victory over local hope Michael Russell.

Croatian world number 80 Karlovic then joined Nishikori in the final as his opponent, Taiwan's "Rendy" Lu Yen-Hsun, pulled out injured after losing the opening set 6-1.

Karlovic, who at 6'11" is a full 13 inches taller than Nishikori, has beaten the Japanese world number 16 in both of their previous encounters.

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