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Roddick to face Muller in Atlanta final

July 22, 2012 at 12:15 AM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, July 22 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick will face Gilles Muller in the title match of the Atlanta Open tennis event after both won semifinals Saturday.

Roddick bested top seed and two-time defending finalist John Isner 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4 in one of the semifinal matches, overcoming Isner's 26 aces.

Roddick will be looking to wrap up his second title of the year against the 29-year-old Muller, who will be appearing in his third career final.

The Luxembourg native prevailed over eighth-seeded Go Soeda of Japan in Saturday's other semi, 6-4, 6-3, uncoiling 17 aces and winning 85 percent of his service points.

Roddick is 3-1 lifetime against Muller.

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