Roddick and Muller meet in final
Andy Roddick won the semi-final against top seed John Isner at ATP BB&T Atlanta Open on Saturday to advance to the final with Gilles Muller.
Fourth seed Roddick edged past his compatriot 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 6-4, while world number 63 Muller was a 6-4 6-3 winner against Japanese eighth seed Go Soeda.
The first five games of the Roddick-Isner clash went with serve before rain forced play to be suspended for 40 minutes, and it was the former who handled the disruption the better of the two players.
The 29-year-old broke the world number 11's serve in the second game back - capitalising on his only break point of the set, while Isner was unable to convert either of the two that came his way.
Isner struggled to make an impression on the Roddick serve in the second set, but the 2003 US Open champion made no inroads either - Isner fired 26 aces in the match - and it needed a tie-break to separate the players.
Twenty-seven-year-old Isner came out on top thanks to a couple of powerful forehands in the latter stages, Roddick's frustration evident as he threw his racquet into the ground after going 3-6 down.
However, he recovered from the disappointment of being taken to a deciding set and broke the Isner serve at 4-5 to clinch the win in two hours 28 minutes on his second match point.
Muller earlier needed just 74 minutes to get past Soeda in straight sets.
The 29-year-old left-hander from Luxembourg had 17 aces and won 85% of his service points to reach his first ATP Tour-level final since 2005 and keep alive his hopes of a first trophy.