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.

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.