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Gilles Muller of Luxembourg beat eighth-seeded Go Soeda of Japan 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals of the Atlanta Open on Saturday.
Muller will play for his first ATP Tour title and will face either top-seeded John Isner or No. 4-seeded Andy Roddick on Sunday.
At 6-foot-4, Muller had 17 aces to Soeda's two, winning in 1 hour, 13 minutes. Muller is 0-2 in career finals and last played for a title in 2005.
Muller advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday when second-seeded Mardy Fish had to withdraw with a sprained right ankle. Fish was leading the match when he retired in the second set.
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Andy Roddick beat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 to win the Atlanta Open and earn his 32nd ATP World Tour title on Sunday.
Roddick, 29, ranks third among active players in career titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
''I've won 32 times and in every one of them I've never assumed I was going to win again,'' he said. ''I just...
John and Robert Frierson at BB&T Atlanta Open
By Herman Wood
ATLANTA, Georgia – Atlantic Station is a hopping place! The first semifinal has been completed, with Gilles Muller over Go Soeda 6-4, 6-3 and Ebden/Harrison over Fleming/Hutchins 6-3, 6-3. The stadium has emptied into Atlantic Station, where folks are shopping, eating, drinking, and generally having a great time....
Results Thursday from the Atlanta Open, played on outdoor hard courts at The Atlanta Athletic Club (seedings in parentheses).
Singles Second Round Matthew Ebden, Australia, def. James Blake, United States, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-4.
Gilles Muller, Luxembourg, def. Mardy Fish (2), United States, 4-6, 2-3, retired.
Jack Sock, United States, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 7-6 (5), 7...