ATLANTA, July 22: 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.
“I’m excited,” Roddick said. “I have a chance to win my second tournament in three tournaments.”
Roddick said he was looking forward to teaming up with Isner for the United States in the doubles at the Olympics. “I’m going to be real happy to be on the same side with that serve in the Olympics,” Roddick said, adding that he didn’t get discouraged when he dropped the second-set tiebreaker. “He’s probably the best tie-break player in the world right now,” Roddick said. “You’ve got to stay the course a little bit.” Agencies