Andy Roddick's 32nd Career Title: 5 Takeaways from BB&T Atlanta Open 2012

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Andy Roddick's 32nd Career Title: 5 Takeaways from BB&T Atlanta Open 2012
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Andy Roddick with the Championship Trophy in Atlanta

"Hotlanta" lived up to its name this past week at the 2012 BB&T Atlanta Open.  Sticky, humid weather and a barrage of T-Storms and rain delays challenged the field of mostly home-grown American players. 

The lead story line, of course, was Andy Roddick winning his 32nd career title over Gilles Muller of Luxembourg at the same site where he won his first title 11 years ago.  In his acceptance speech, Roddick quipped that he hoped these wouldn't be "bookend" titles on his resume.    

Other compelling storylines from Atlanta include the first-ever matchup between two Japanese players in an ATP Quarterfinal (Go Soeda vs. Kei Nishikori) and a first glimpse at a possible rising American star, Jack Sock.  

Here are five things to take away from the tournament...

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