Memphis, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kei Nishikori became the first player to win three straight Memphis Open titles when he took down Kevin Anderson Sunday in straight sets.

The top-seeded Nishikori converted three of four break opportunities and won his eighth career title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

"(I) played really solid from the baseline and returned really well," Nishikori said. "It feels great."

The second-seeded Anderson, who saved three match points, fell to 2-7 all-time in ATP finals.

Nishikori earned $106,565.