Hard-working Roddick makes it 32
Andy Roddick felt hard work was the key to his three-set victory over Gilles Muller in the final of the ATP BB&T Atlanta Open.
The US star picked up his second title in the past few weeks with a 1-6 7-6 (7/2) 6-2 victory over the Luxembourg left-hander but was made to work hard for his 32nd career victory. The European star raced out of the traps and took two of the three break points he created in the first set to take a 1-0 lead before Roddick bounced back to claim the second on a tie-break. And the 2003 US Open champion kept up the pressure in the decider with two more breaks of serve to leave Muller still searching for a first ATP title. Roddick has now won 11 of his last 12 matches after his triumph in Eastbourne and the popular American admits that, even after all his success, he never stops working and takes nothing for granted. "I've won 32 times now and every one of them, I've never assumed I was going to win again," he said. "I've always appreciated it. I go through the process of playing, work hard, and hope that I can put myself in position enough times to create some success." The Texas resident's next assignment will be at SW19 as he returns to Wimbledon for the Olympics.