|Roddick reaches Atlanta final|
23 July 2012
ATLANTA, Georgia: Andy Roddick reached the final of the ATP Atlanta Open after he withstood 26 aces from John Isner to topple the top seed 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 on Saturday.
Roddick, seeking a second title of the season after victory at Eastbourne, will play Luxembourg's Gilles Muller, who ousted eighth-seeded Go Soeda of Japan 6-4, 6-3.
The first set was delayed 44 minutes because of rain after Isner took a 3-2 lead.
When play resumed, Roddick won four of the next five games and won the set before Isner regained his rhythm.
In the second set, neither player broke as they went to the tiebreaker.
Roddick missed an opportunity to break Isner in the eighth game of the final set, failing to convert four break points.
Roddick then held, and got the break he needed in the next game to close out the contest.
Before he turns his attention to the London Olympics, Roddick tackles world number 63 Muller, who reached his first tour-level final since 2005.
Muller fired 17 aces past Soeda en route to the victory in 74 minutes.
On Sunday he'll be chasing his first ATP title. He has twice finished runner-up, in 2004 in Washington and in 2005 at Los Angeles. (AFP)
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