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Kei Nishikori of Japan advances to Memphis final when Matosevic retires with blistered foot

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    Kei Nishikori, of Japan, returns a shot to Marinko Matosevic, of Australia, in a semifinal round tennis match at the U.S. National Indoor Championships on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Associated Press

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    Kei Nishikori, of Japan, waves to the crowd as he leaves the court following his win against Marinko Matosevic, of Australia, in a semifinal round tennis match at the U.S. National Indoor Championships on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. Matosevic retired from the match because of an injury. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Associated Press

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    Marinko Matosevic, of Australia, has his foot tended to by physiotherapist Graham Anderson, right, during a semifinal round tennis match against Kei Nishikori, of Japan, at the U.S. National Indoor Championships on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. Matosevic retired from the match because of injury. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Associated Press

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    Kei Nishikori, of Japan, serves to Marinko Matosevic, of Australia, in a semifinal round tennis match at the U.S. National Indoor Championships on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The Associated Press

Kei Nishikori of Japan advanced to the final of the U.S. National Indoor Championships when Australian Marinko Matosevic retired Saturday with a blistered right foot after losing the first set 6-4.

Nishikori will play either Feliciano Lopez of Spain or Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan on Sunday looking for his third career title and first since winning in Tokyo last October. No. 5 Nishikori was the only seed to advance out of the quarterfinals after he ousted top-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia.

Matosevic led 2-0 before Nishikori broke back, and the 23-year-old player broke Matosevic again to go up 4-3. Matosevic then called for a trainer to bandage the ball of his right foot.

Nishikori served out and won the set in 37 minutes. Matosevic then retired.