Lu stuns Roddick in 4th round at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 28 (Xinhua) — Three-time finalist Andy Roddick was stunned in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday by unhearlded Lu Yen-Hsun of Chinese Taipei.

The fifth-seeded American went down 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 9-7 in a match that lasted over 4 hours.

The 26-year-old Lu, who had lost in the first round at Wimbledon four straight times, became the first Asian man to reach the quarterfinals of any Grand Slam since Shuzo Matsuoka of Japan did it at Wimbledon in 1995.

Lu, ranked 82 in the world, said he didn’t believe he could win but told himself to keep fighting.

“I just told myself, ‘If I can stay longer, longer, longer, then probably something happens’,” he said. “And finally then I waited for the last chance to close the match.”

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