Lu pulls off shock victory against Murray
Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun secured perhaps the most significant victory of his career yesterday, stunning sixth-seeded Andy Murray of Great Britain in the first round of the Olympic men’s singles tennis tournament 7-6 (5), 6-4.
The 25-year-old, who has battled injuries throughout his career, fought back from two breaks in the first set to win it in a tiebreaker when Murray double-faulted on set point.After a rain delay early in the second set, Lu held off four break points in the pivotal ninth game before breaking the Scot to clinch the match.Lu said the turning point had been his resilience at 4-4 in the second set and facing three break points.
The surprise victory sent Lu into the second round of the tournament against clay-court specialist Agustin Calleri of Argentina.
In a match that concluded just minutes before Lu’s victory, and was also not broadcast, Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan lost in the first round of the women’s singles to eighth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 7-6 (6).