Roddick clinches Atlanta title
Atlanta: Former world number one Andy Roddick came back from a set down to win the Atlanta Open tennis event against 63rd-ranked Gilles Muller 1-6, 7-6(2), 6-2.
The 29-year-old American defeated Muller for the fourth time in five meetings and celebrates his second triumph this season, following victory at the AEGON International in Eastbourne over Andreas Seppi. He has won 11 of his last 12 matches.
Muller blazed through in the first set, converting two of his three break points and winning 10 of 11 first serve points to clinch the set. Serving at 5-6 in the second set, Muller saved four set points to get into a tie-break, but Roddick snatched the momentum with a double mini-break to force the final into a third set.
Yet to break Muller in the match, Roddick capitalised on both of his opportunities in the deciding set to take a 5-2 lead and served out the match to seal the win in two hours and 14 minutes.
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