Lu Yen-hsun

Lu Yen-hsun (born 14 August 1983) is a Taiwanese retired professional tennis player, who goes by the nickname Rendy Lu.[1] He won the most titles on the ATP Challenger Tour in tennis history. His favorite surface is hardcourt, though several of his ATP Tour career highlights came on grass, including reaching the quarterfinals of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.

Lu Yen-hsun
盧彥勳
Lu Yen-hsun.jpg
Country (sports) Chinese Taipei
ResidenceTaipei, Taiwan
Born (1983-08-14) 14 August 1983 (age 38)
Taoyuan, Taiwan
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2021
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$5,114,400
Singles
Career record162–231 (41.2%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 33 (1 November 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2009, 2012)
French Open2R (2013, 2015)
WimbledonQF (2010)
US Open2R (2008, 2013, 2017)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (2008)
Doubles
Career record63–93 (40.4%)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 86 (31 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2005)
French Open2R (2012, 2021)
Wimbledon3R (2010)
US Open3R (2009, 2013)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
Lu Yen-hsun
Traditional Chinese盧彥勳
Simplified Chinese卢彦勋

JuniorsEdit

Lu was an accomplished junior player, reaching as high as No. 3 in the ITF junior world singles rankings in February 2001 (and No. 9 in doubles). In his junior career, he compiled a singles win/loss record of 80–37 (63–34 in doubles) and defeated a handful of future ATP stars, including Robin Söderling, Mario Ančić, and Philipp Kohlschreiber.[2]

His result in the Junior Slam are as follows:

  • Australian Open: 1R (2001)
  • French Open: 1R (2000)
  • Wimbledon: 1R (2000)
  • US Open: 2R (2000)

Tennis careerEdit

In 2004, Lu became the first player from Taiwan to break into ATP top 100, thanks to a solid performance in the Challenger Tour in the first half of 2004. He started to participate in many tour-level events. Although he suffered many defeats, his effort yielded some good wins. The most notable win came on the grass court in the Queen's Club Championships, where he gained his first top-10 win by defeating then world No. 3, Guillermo Coria.

A series of injuries caused his ranking to fall rapidly in 2005. He did not participate in any tournaments after withdrawing in the second round in Ho Chi Minh City.

2006–2007Edit

Returning to the circuit, Lu enjoyed a solid performance throughout the season, and a late surge at the end of the season, advancing to semifinals or better in four consecutive Challengers (Rimouski, Busan, Caloundra, and Kawana). He lost in the final of Rimouski to his friend Kristian Pless. Two weeks later, Lu won the Caloundra Challenger, beating Peter Luczak. The following week, he lost in the final to Julien Jeanpierre. Lu's hot streak moved him from No. 140 in the ATP in October to No. 89 at year-end.

In winter 2006, Lu was training with Rainer Schüttler and Janko Tipsarević in Dubai, under Dirk Hordorff. The training seems to yield good results, as Lu reached second round at Australian Open and his first ATP level quarterfinal in Memphis in 2007. By defeating Jürgen Melzer in second round, Lu entered his first ATP level quarterfinal, but lost to eventual finalist Andy Roddick. With the strong performance in Memphis, Lu broke into top 80 in February.

2008Edit

 
Lu at the 2008 US Open.

In 2008, Lu did well on the Challenger Iour, taking home titles in Waikoloa, New Delhi and Tashkent, while reaching the finals of three other Challenger events. On the ATP Tour, Lu booked a spot in the quarterfinals in San Jose by defeating Max Mirnyi in the first round and Wayne Odesnik in straight sets in the second round. He then lost to Radek Štěpánek in the quarterfinals in two sets.

Perhaps Lu's best performance during the season came at the Beijing Olympics, representing Chinese Taipei. Lu shocked audiences by defeating then sixth ranked player in the world, Andy Murray, in straight sets in the first round. Lu continued his winning streak at the Olympics by defeating Agustín Calleri of Argentina to advance to the third round (round of 16), but eventually lost to Jürgen Melzer of Austria.

2009Edit

At the 2009 Australian Open, Lu advanced to the third round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time, defeating 10th seeded David Nalbandian in five sets in the second round. He lost to Tommy Robredo in the third round.

Lu, ranked 82, defeated former world No. 1, Lleyton Hewitt, in the first round of Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. He then lost to Stefan Koubek.

In May 2009, Lu won the $100k Israel Open at Ramat HaSharon, beating German Benjamin Becker, who was forced to retire.[3]

Lu retired in his first-round match against Mathieu Montcourt at Roland Garros, trailing 2–6.[4]

He was defeated by Roger Federer in the first round of Wimbledon in three sets.[5]

In November 2009, Lu won the $100k Flea Market Cup at Chuncheon, beating Dutch player Igor Sijsling.

2010Edit

At Wimbledon, Lu became the first Taiwanese player to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam championship, and the first man from Asia to reach the quarterfinals at a major in 15 years.[6] He made it to the fourth round without dropping a set defeating Horacio Zeballos, Michał Przysiężny, and Florian Mayer, with Mayer withdrawing in the third set.[7][8][9] The unseeded Lu achieved the biggest of the upsets on "Manic Monday" by beating world No. 5, Andy Roddick (who was ranked 77 places higher than Lu), in 4 hours and 36 mins with the fifth set going to 9–7.[10] He lost to No. 3 seed Novak Djokovic[11] but moved up 40 places to 42nd in the ATP after Wimbledon. The ATP named Lu's fourth-round Wimbledon upset against Roddick as the biggest upset of 2010.[12] At the beginning of November, Lu reached a career-high ATP ranking of 33.

2011–2013Edit

 
At Wimbledon, 2011

At the 2011 Farmers Classic, Lu defeated Robby Ginepri in the first round. He then defeated Marcos Baghdatis before losing to Ryan Harrison in the quarterfinals. At the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open as the number one seeded player, defeating George Bastl in the first round before losing to Alex Bogdanovic. At the Rogers Cup, Lu lost to Bernard Tomic in the first round.

On 15 June 2012, Lu clinched a huge maiden victory with a third set tiebreak triumph over third seed Janko Tipsarević to reach the quarterfinals at Queen's Club.[13]

Lu lost in the second round in all Grand Slam events held in 2013.

2014Edit

On 10 January 2014, Lu made his maiden ATP final in Auckland against John Isner by defeating David Ferrer in the semifinals. He lost in the final 6–7, 6–7. During the 2014 Asian Games, the ATP threatened to fine and ban Lu for three years if he did not report to the China Open on September 29. He had signed up to participate in both events, but the final for the Asian Games did not take place until September 30, a schedule conflict the ATP would not accommodate.[14] In response, Lu dropped out of the China Open. The ATP then announced that Lu would be fined, but not banned.[15]

2015Edit

In 2015, Lu won his third doubles tournament with Jonathan Marray, at the Chennai Open. Lu also reached a career milestone by becoming only the second player in history to reach 300 career Challenger wins behind Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo.[16]

2016–2020Edit

In 2016, Lu reached the finals of six more challenger events winning four. His best ATP Tour performance of the year was a quarterfinal appearance at the 2016 Winston-Salem Open.

On August 12, 2017, Lu won his 37th and last challenger singles title against Ričardas Berankis. Lu would end his career with a combined 56 Challenger titles between the singles and doubles. He holds the record for the most singles Challenger titles and the most combined singles and doubles Challenger titles.

In 2018, Lu underwent shoulder surgery which kept him out of play for most of the 2018 season and all of the 2019 season. Lu officially came back at the 2020 Australian Open where he gained a protected ranking in the main draw. He lost to Gaël Monfils in the first round in straight sets.

2021Edit

At the Miami Open, Lu recorded his last ATP match win against Sam Querrey. He would then lose in the next round to world No. 2, Daniil Medvedev.

In June 2021, after playing a few more ATP matches, Lu announced that he would retire from tennis and that the 2021 Wimbledon Championships and the 2021 Tokyo Olympics would be his last tournaments on the tour.[17]

At the Tokyo Olympics, he was one of the two official flag bearers for Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) at the opening ceremony.[18]

On July 25, 2021, Lu played his last career tennis match at the Olympics against Alexander Zverev where he lost in straight sets. With this appearance, he became one of 6 male tennis players with 5 or more appearances at the Olympics, and is the only male tennis player to compete in Singles at 5 Olympics.[19]

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 0–1 Jan 2014 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard   John Isner 6–7(4–7), 6–7(7–9)

Doubles: 6 (3–3)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1–0 Jan 2005 Chennai Open, India Hard   Rainer Schüttler   Jonas Björkman
  Mahesh Bhupathi
7–5, 4–6, 7–6 (7–4)
Runner-up 1–1 Sep 2007 China Open Hard   Chris Haggard   Rik de Voest
  Ashley Fisher
7–6(7–3), 0–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 1–2 Jan 2010 Chennai Open, India Hard   Janko Tipsarević   Marcel Granollers
  Santiago Ventura
5–7, 2–6
Winner 2–2 Sep 2012 Thailand Open Hard (i)   Danai Udomchoke   Eric Butorac
  Paul Hanley
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3–2 Jan 2015 Chennai Open, India Hard   Jonathan Marray   Raven Klaasen
  Leander Paes
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 3–3 May 2015 Geneva Open, Switzerland Hard   Raven Klaasen   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
5–7, 6–4, [7–10]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 56 (37–19)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (29–17)
ITF Futures Tour (8–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (34–15)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (2–1)
Carpet (1–3)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2001 Hong Kong F1, Hong Kong Futures Hard   Peter Handoyo 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Nov 2001 Vietnam F1, Hanoi Futures Hard   Aisam Qureshi 4–6, 3–4 ret.
Win 2–1 Feb 2002 Israel F1, Ramat Hasharon Futures Hard   Nir Welgreen 6–4, 6–4
Win 3–1 Apr 2002 China F1, Kunming City Futures Hard   Benjamin Cassaigne 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–5)
Win 4–1 Apr 2002 China F2, Kunming City Futures Hard   Benjamin Cassaigne 2–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–3
Win 5–1 Sep 2002 Japan F7, Saitama Futures Hard   Takahiro Terachi 6–2, 6–2
Win 6–1 Apr 2003 China F1, Taizhou Futures Hard   Zhu Benqiang 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 7–1 Sep 2003 Japan F6, Kashiwa Futures Hard   Tasuku Iwami 6–1, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 7–2 Sep 2003 Japan F7, Saitama Futures Hard   Takahiro Terachi 2–6, ret.
Win 8–2 Nov 2003 USA F30, Hammond Futures Hard   Lesley Joseph 6–2, 6–2
Win 9–2 Feb 2004 Joplin, United States Challenger Hard   Glenn Weiner 6–4, 6–2
Loss 9–3 Feb 2004 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Challenger Hard   Arvind Parmar 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 3–6
Loss 9–4 Mar 2004 Kyoto, Japan Challenger Carpet   Michal Tabara 6–7(5–7), 3–4 ret.
Win 10–4 Mar 2004 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard   Robert Lindstedt 6–3, 6–0
Loss 10–5 Apr 2004 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard   Alexander Peya 3–6, 7–5, 3–6
Loss 10–6 Apr 2004 Mexico City, Mexico Challenger Hard   Jeff Morrison 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Win 11–6 Nov 2004 Caloundra, Australia Challenger Hard   Takahiro Terachi 6–0, 7–5
Win 12–6 May 2005 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Danai Udomchoke 6–1, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 12–7 Jan 2006 Waikoloa, United States Challenger Hard   Frank Dancevic 7–6(17–15), 2–6, 2–6
Loss 12–8 Mar 2006 Kyoto, Japan Challenger Carpet   Nicolas Mahut 4–6, 1–6
Loss 12–9 Nov 2006 Rimouski, Canada Challenger Carpet   Kristian Pless 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 13–9 Nov 2006 Caloundra, Australia Challenger Hard   Peter Luczak 6–3, 6–1
Loss 13–10 Nov 2006 Kawana, Australia Challenger Hard   Julien Jeanpierre 3–6, 6–1, 4–6
Loss 13–11 Jul 2007 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Takao Suzuki 4–6, 4–6
Loss 13–12 Oct 2007 Sacramento, United States Challenger Hard   Wayne Odesnik 2–6, 3–6
Win 14–12 Nov 2007 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Challenger Hard   Dudi Sela 6–3, 6–3
Win 15–12 Jan 2008 Waikoloa, United States Challenger Hard   Vince Spadea 6–2, 6–0
Loss 15–13 Apr 2008 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard   Go Soeda 2–6, ret.
Loss 15–14 May 2008 Lanzarote, Spain Challenger Hard   Stephane Bohli 3–6, 4–6
Win 16–14 May 2008 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard   Brendan Evans 5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–3
Loss 16–15 May 2008 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard   Go Soeda 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Win 17–15 Oct 2008 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Mathieu Montcourt 6–3, 6–2
Win 18–15 May 2009 Ramat Hasharon, Israel Challenger Hard   Benjamin Becker 6–3, 3–1 ret.
Win 19–15 Nov 2009 Chuncheon, South Korea Challenger Hard   Igor Sijsling 6–2, 6–3
Win 20–15 Apr 2010 Athens, Greece Challenger Hard   Rainer Schüttler 3–6, 7–6(7-3), 6–4
Loss 20–16 May 2010 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard   Lim Yong-kyu 1–6, 4–6
Win 21–16 Oct 2010 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard   Kevin Anderson 6–3, 6–4
Win 22–16 Sep 2011 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard   Jurgen Zopp 6–2, 3–6, 6–1
Win 23–16 Oct 2011 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard   Jimmy Wang 7–5, 6–3
Win 24–16 Mar 2012 Singapore, Singapore Challenger Hard   Go Soeda 6–3, 6–4
Win 25–16 Sep 2012 Shanghai, China Challenger Hard   Peter Gojowczyk 7–5, 6–0
Win 26–16 Oct 2012 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard   Yuichi Sugita 6–3, 7–6(7-4)
Win 27–16 Jul 2013 Beijing, China Challenger Hard   Go Soeda 6–2, 6–4
Win 28–16 Sep 2013 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Challenger Hard   Yuki Bhambri 6–4, 6–3
Win 29–16 Jul 2014 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Challenger Hard   Luca Vanni 6–7(7-9), 6–4, 6–4
Win 30–16 Oct 2015 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard   Jurgen Zopp 7–6(7-3), 6–1
Loss 30–17 May 2016 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard   Sergiy Stakhovsky 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7-9)
Loss 30–18 Jun 2016 Manchester, Great Britain Challenger Grass   Dustin Brown 6–7(5–7), 1–6
Win 31–18 Jun 2016 Surbiton, Great Britain Challenger Grass   Marius Copil 7–5, 7–6(13-11)
Win 32–18 Jun 2016 Ilkley, Great Britain Challenger Grass   Vincent Millot 7–6(7-4), 6–2
Win 33–18 Oct 2016 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard   Hiroki Moriya 6–3, 6–1
Win 34–18 Oct 2016 Suzhou, China Challenger Hard   Stefan Kozlov 6–0, 6–1
Win 35–18 Apr 2017 Taipei, Taiwan Challenger Carpet   Tatsuma Ito 6–1, 7–6(7-4)
Win 36–18 Aug 2017 Chengdu, China Challenger Hard   Evgeny Donskoy 6–3, 6–4
Win 37–18 Aug 2017 Jinan, China Challenger Hard   Ricardas Berankis 6–3, 6–1
Loss 37–19 Sep 2017 Shanghai, China Challenger Hard   Wu Yibing 6–7(6-8), ret.

Doubles: 31 (19–12)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (13–6)
ITF Futures Tour (6–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (18–11)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2001 Thailand F1, Pattaya Futures Hard   Frank Moser   Peter Handoyo
  Raven Klaasen
3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Nov 2001 Thailand F2, Nonthaburi Futures Hard   Frank Moser   Rik De Voest
  Johan Du Randt
6–2, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Nov 2001 Vietnam F1, Hanoi Futures Hard   Frank Moser   Lior Dahan
  Rik De Voest
walkover
Win 2–2 Feb 2002 United Arab Emirates F2, Abu Dhabi Futures Hard   Rohan Bopanna   Tomas Janci
  Roman Kukal
7–5, 7–5
Win 3–2 Feb 2002 Israel F1, Ramat Hasharon Futures Hard   Lior Dahan   Josef Nesticky
  Nir Welgreen
7–5, 6–4
Loss 3–3 Apr 2002 China F2, Kunming City Futures Hard   John Hui   Yang Jing-Zhu
  Zhu Benqiang
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), 4–6
Win 4–3 May 2002 Japan F4, Fukuoka Futures Hard   John Hui   Niko Karagiannis
  Wesley Moodie
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Win 5–3 Jun 2002 Japan F5, Fukuoka Futures Hard   Hiroki Kondo   Michihisa Onoda
  Masahide Sakamoto
6–2, 6–1
Loss 5–4 Jul 2002 Campos do Jordao, Brazil Challenger Hard   Danai Udomchoke   Alejandro Hernandez
  Daniel Melo
walkover
Loss 5–5 Sep 2002 Japan F6, Kashiwa Futures Hard   Toshihide Matsui   Peter Handoyo
  Suwandi Suwandi
3–6, 2–6
Loss 5–6 Nov 2002 Hong Kong F2, Hong Kong Futures Hard   John Hui   Fred Hemmes
  Jun Kato
3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win 6–6 Dec 2002 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Carpet   Danai Udomchoke   Ivo Karlovic
  Mark Nielsen
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win 7–6 Jul 2003 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Danai Udomchoke   Josh Goffi
  Ryan Sachire
6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–0)
Loss 7–7 Sep 2003 Japan F7, Saitama Futures Hard   Mark Nielsen   Kentaro Masuda
  Takahiro Terachi
6–4, 3–3 ret.
Win 8–7 Nov 2003 USA F30, Hammond Futures Hard   Bruno Soares   Amer Delic
  Bobby Reynolds
6–4, 6–4
Win 9–7 Nov 2003 Austin, United States Challenger Hard   Jason Marshall   Josh Goffi
  Tripp Phillips
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Win 10–7 Feb 2004 Joplin, United States Challenger Hard   Bruno Soares   Rajeev Ram
  Brian Baker
3–6, 6–1, 6–1
Loss 10–8 Mar 2004 Kyoto, Japan Challenger Carpet   Jason Marshall   Fred Hemmes
  Rik De Voest
3–6, 7–6(10–8), 4–6
Win 11–8 Mar 2004 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard   Rik De Voest   Leonardo Azzaro
  Oliver Marach
6–3, 1–6, 7–5
Loss 11–9 Apr 2004 Mexico City, Mexico Challenger Hard   Danai Udomchoke   Nathan Healey
  Tuomas Ketola
5–7, 6–7(6–8)
Win 12–9 Nov 2004 Caloundra, Australia Challenger Hard   Luke Bourgeois   Mark Hlawaty
  Shannon Nettle
7–6(7–2), 7–5
Win 13–9 Nov 2004 Helsinki, Finland Challenger Hard   Robert Lindstedt   Gianluca Bazzica
  Massimo Dell'Acqua
6–2, 6–2
Loss 13–10 May 2005 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Danai Udomchoke   Murad Inoyatov
  Denis Istomin
1–6, 3–6
Win 14–10 Jul 2005 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Johan Landsberg   Philip Bester
  Frank Dancevic
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Win 15–10 Feb 2006 Burnie, Australia Challenger Hard   Luke Bourgeois   Raphael Durek
  Alun Jones
6–3, 6–2
Loss 15–11 Apr 2006 Chikmagalur, India Challenger Hard   Danai Udomchoke   Sonchat Ratiwatana
  Sanchai Ratiwatana
3–6, 2–6
Loss 15–12 Jul 2006 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Frank Moser   Alessandro Gravina
  Gary Lugassy
2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win 16–12 Oct 2007 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard   Rik De Voest   Sonchat Ratiwatana
  Sanchai Ratiwatana
6–3, 7–5
Win 17–12 Nov 2009 Seoul, South Korea Challenger Hard   Rik De Voest   Sonchat Ratiwatana
  Sanchai Ratiwatana
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [10–6]
Win 18–12 Apr 2010 Athens, Greece Challenger Hard   Rik De Voest   Robin Haase
  Igor Sijsling
6–3, 6–4
Win 19–12 Nov 2015 Hua Hin, Thailand Challenger Hard   Lee Hsin-han   Andre Begemann
  Purav Raja
walkover

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Current through the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 Q1 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R A 1R A A 1R 1R 0 / 14 7–14 33%
French Open A A A Q2 A A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R1 1R 2R 1R 1R A A A 1R 0 / 11 2–10 17%
Wimbledon A A Q1 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R A A NH 1R 0 / 15 11–15 42%
US Open A Q1 Q1 1R A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R A A A A 0 / 11 3–11 21%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–4 4–4 2–4 2–4 4–3 2–4 1–4 1–3 1–4 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 0 / 51 23–50 32%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held 3R Not Held 1R Not Held 1R Not Held 1R 0 / 5 2–5 29%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R 3R 1R A 1R A A NH A 0 / 9 7–9 44%
Miami Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 2R A A NH 2R 0 / 10 8–10 44%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A 2R A A A A A NH A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Madrid Open2 A A A A Q1 A A A A A 2R A A A A A A A A NH A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Italian Open A A A Q1 A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 N/A
Canadian Open A A A Q1 A A A Q1 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R A A A NH A 0 / 8 4–8 33%
Cincinnati Masters A A A 1R A A A A 1R 1R A 2R Q1 3R 1R Q1 A A A A A 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Shanghai Masters Not ATP Masters Series A 2R 1R 2R Q2 2R 1R Q2 Q2 A A NH 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–4 5–5 3–5 3–5 3–3 8–7 0–5 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0 / 41 27–41 40%
Career statistics
Titles / finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1
Overall Win–loss 2–1 0–0 3–2 5–10 6–8 2–7 7–15 11–15 10–23 15–20 12–21 12–18 17–17 24–21 19–21 7–9 9–14 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–7 162–231
Win % 67% N/A 60% 33% 43% 22% 32% 42% 30% 43% 36% 40% 50% 53% 48% 44% 39% N/A N/A 0% 13% 41.22%
Year-end ranking 543 192 190 87 158 89 110 64 98 35 82 59 65 38 77 64 71 532 1008 US$5,179,843

1 At the 2013 French Open, Lu withdrew prior to the second round.
2 Held as Hamburg Masters until 2008, Madrid Masters (clay) 2009 – present.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 3R A 1R A 1R 1R 2R A 2R 1R 1R A 1R A A 1R 1R 0 / 11 4–11
French Open A A A A 1R A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 1R A A A 2R 0 / 8 2–8
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 3R A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A A NH 1R 0 / 8 4–8
US Open A A A 1R 3R 1R A 1R 2R 2R A 2R 2R A A A A 0 / 8 6–8
Win–loss 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–4 2–3 1–2 2–2 2–4 1–4 1–3 1–2 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0 / 33 16–34
Career statistics
Titles / finals 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 3 / 6
Year-end ranking 116 205 223 794 177 88 208 144 194 577 117 462 235

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

Yen-hsun has a 7–29 (19.4%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.[20]

Season 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Wins 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2004
1.   Guillermo Coria 3 London, Great Britain Grass 2R 6–2, 6–4
2008
2.   Andy Murray 6 Beijing, China Hard 1R 7–6(7–5), 6–4
2010
3.   Andy Roddick 7 Wimbledon, Great Britain Grass 4R 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), 9–7
2012
4.   Janko Tipsarević 8 London, Great Britain Grass 3R 6–3, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
5.   David Ferrer 5 Beijing, China Hard 1R 5–4 ret.
2014
6.   David Ferrer 3 Auckland, New Zealand Hard SF 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
7.   Tomáš Berdych 5 Cincinnati, United States Hard 2R 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

EquipmentEdit

Lu was sponsored by adidas (apparel and shoes), Head (rackets), Chunghwa Telecom and CPC Corporation. On court, Lu used a Head IG Extreme Pro racket, Signum Poly Pro strings, and a Tournagrip overgrip.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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