Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Andy Roddick outlasted top seed and two-time
defending finalist John Isner in an all-American semifinal Saturday at the
Atlanta Open tennis event.
The 29-year-old Roddick overcame Isner's 26 aces to post a 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4
win on the hardcourts at Atlantic Station.
Roddick will look to capture his second title of the year. He improved to
31-20 in career finals with a victory in Eastbourne prior to Wimbledon.
In Sunday's final, the fourth-seeded Roddick will face Gilles Muller after the
left-hander from Luxembourg used a dominant service game on his way to a 6-4,
6-3 win over eighth-seeded Go Soeda of Japan. Muller swatted 17 aces and won
85 percent of his service points.
The 29-year-old Muller will be appearing in his third career final and first
since 2005. He finished as a runner-up twice on U.S. hardcourts in 2004 at
Washington, D.C., and the next year at Los Angeles.
Muller had dropped three straight matches heading into this tournament.
Roddick is 3-1 lifetime against Muller, including a win in Miami earlier this
The winner of this $477,900 tournament will pocket $86,270.
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