Isner streaks into Atlanta ATP final

Second-seeded John Isner powered past Wimbledon quarter-finalist Gilles Muller 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the ATP's BB&T Open in Atlanta, Georgia.

Isner needed just 75 minutes to reach his seventh Atlanta final in eight years, where he'll be gunning for a fourth Atlanta crown.

The big-serving American saved all four break points he faced, and has now won seven straight ATP matches and held for 69 straight service games dating back to his title run last week in Newport.

On Sunday, he'll face either Isner will try to win his eighth consecutive match and his fourth Atlanta title on Sunday when he faces either fourth-seeded compatriot Ryan Harrison or fifth-seeded Briton Kyle Edmund.

Edmund shocked top-seeded Jack Sock in straight sets to reach the semi-finals.

Luxembourg's Muller, who toppled Rafael Nadal in reaching the Wimbledon quarters, had also been dominant on serve in Atlanta.

Going into his clash with Isner the third-seeded left-hander had won all 24 of his service games.

But Isner broke him in the third game to take a 2-1, and broke him twice in the second set to gain the advantage.

Isner then saved three break points while serving for the match at 5-2.

"He made it very tough for me today. I don't feel like I played a bad match. I maybe didn't serve well enough today but it's also because of him, he put a lot of pressure on me," Muller said.

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New Brazilian recruit Dani Alves powered Paris Saint-Germain to their first title of the season beating Monaco 2-1 in the Champions Trophy final on Saturday.

It was a fifth straight trophy for the Parisians in the traditional curtain-raiser to the French season to put them level with Lyon's record of seven titles.

The match was touted as a revenge mission for both sides with PSG losing their Ligue 1 title to Monaco, with the Principality side crushed 4-1 by the Parisians in the League Cup final.

Against a backdrop of intense transfer speculation linking Brazilian superstar Neymar from Barcelona to PSG and Monaco's French teen striker Kylian Mbappe to a world record move to Real Madrid, the match was played on front of a capacity 45,000 crowd in Tangiers.

Every move of 18-year-old Mbappe drove the Monaco game forward to the excitement of the crowd with the loudspeaker even attributing Djibril Sidibe's 30 minute opener to the teenager.

But it was Alves who stole the show as he equalised with a free kick after 51 minutes and then set up a decisive pass for Adrien Rabiot's 63rd-minute winner.

Alves was unveiled as the club's second signing of the close season after joining PSG in a two-year deal on a free transfer following his exit from Juventus.

Mbappé may still be a Monaco player but the departure of players such as Bernardo Silva, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy and Valère Germain has weakened the side.

"Theoretically we're more fragile but I believe the youth that is coming into the club now will help us," said coach Leonardo Jardim.

And it was Youri Tielemans, who joined from Anderlect in May, who set up Sidibé's opener, and new left-wing Terence Kongolo did good defensive work faced with the tandem of Thomas Meunier and Dani Alves, before being overpowered by the PSG pair.

The sides will next meet in Ligue 1 in Monaco's Louis-II stadium on November 26.

The French season kicks off next weekend with Monaco hosting Toulouse on Friday and PSG at home against Amiens.

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The top seed won through 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 against Belgian Elise Mertens and next plays Siniaková who advanced past French third seed Caroline Garcia 6-2, 7-5.

"It was a difficult match," said Wozniacki, bidding for her 26th career title and first this season against 21-year-old Siniakova.

"She played very well, aggressively in the wind and the sun was very low," said the Dane. "It's a positive that I put myself in the sitation where I'm in a fifth final. I'm definitely going to try and make this one."

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The Czech player made her first WTA final in Bastad a year ago, and has since won her first title this year in Shehzhen.

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