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- Pronounced: yen-soon loo
- Age: 29 (14.08.1983)
- Birthplace: Taipei, Chinese Taipei
- Residence: Taipei, Chinese Taipei
- Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
- Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2001
- Coach: Jaroslav Levinsky
- Website: http://www.RendyLu.com
CHINESE TAIPEI ( TAIWAN )
As of 17.06.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age eight...Nicknamed himself "Rendy" since his English teacher had a difficult time with his given first name so he chose that name...Says if he wasn't playing tennis, he said he'd likely be back in school studying...Has one older brother, who is a computer engineer...His parents are in business...Aspires to be the first Chinese player to reach the Top 10...Favourite surface is hard courts...Wife, Chien Chung-wen (married Dec. 4, 2010)…Physio is Stefan Duell.
Lu DEUCE Feature (May 2009)
2012 -- The top player from Chinese Taipei finished in Top 100 for a 5th straight year, highlighted by a season-best QF at London/Queen’s Club (l. to eventual champ Cilic) in June...Managed 2 Top 10 wins, defeating No. 8 Tipsarevic at London/Queen’s Club and No. 5 Ferrer in Beijing when the Spaniard retired due to a stomach virus at 5-4 in the 1st set...Had a 3-5 record in ATP Masters 1000 play, reaching 2R in Miami (ret. vs Monaco), Cincinnati (l. to Berdych) and Shanghai (d. Zhang, l. to Federer)...At the Grand Slams, reached 3R at Australian Open (l. to No. 11 del Potro) while losing in 1R in other 3 tournaments...Had a 25-7 record in Challengers with titles in Singapore in March, Shanghai in September and Seoul in October...
2011 -- The Chinese Taipei native finished in Top 100 for 4th consecutive season, highlighted by back-to-back QF showings in Atlanta (l. to Isner) and Los Angeles (l. to Harrison)…Prior to that, reached 3R at Wimbledon with straight-set wins over No. 31 Robredo and No. 12 Troicki (l. to Llodra)...Began season 0-6 in the 1st 2 months before putting together 12-15 mark since March...Posted 2 Top 20 wins, over No. 17 Verdasco in 1R in Madrid and No. 12 Troicki in 2R at Wimbledon...Compiled a 15-5 record in Challengers with titles in Ningbo in September (d. Zopp) and Seoul (d. Wang) the following month...
2010 -- Finished as top Asian player on ATP World Tour with first year-end Top 50 ranking…Reached a career-high No. 33 in Nov. 1…Compiled a 15-20 match record on tour and 18-4 in Challengers with two titles…Best Grand Slam result was QFs at Wimbledon (d. No. 7 Roddick 9-7 in fifth set, l. to Djokovic) in July…First Asian player to reach QF at Wimbledon since Shuzo Matsuoka at in ‘95…Also QF in Johannesburg in February (l. to Monfils)…Prior to Wimbledon, won Athens Challenger (d. Schuettler) in April and runner-up at Busan Challenger in May (l. to Lim)…After Wimbledon, his best ATP World Tour result was the 3rd RD in Toronto* (l. to Kohlschreiber) and won second Challenger title in Seoul on Oct. 24 (d. Anderson)…In doubles, reached Chennai final (w/Tipsarevic)… Missed October’s Asian games with back injury, but served as coach…Earned a career-high $547,620...
2009 -- The top player from Chinese Taipei finished in Top 100 for second straight year, highlighted by two Challenger titles and a 16-6 record…Opened season by reaching a Grand Slam-best 3rd RD at Australian Open, defeating No. 11 Nalbandian in five sets in 2nd RD (l. to Robredo)…Reached a career-high No. 55 in April…Did not win back-to-back matches rest of season in a tour level event...In May, captured title at Ramat Hasharon (d. Becker)…Closed campaign in November by winning Chuncheon Challenger title in Korea (d. Sijsling) jumping from No. 126 to No. 98...
2008 -- The No. 2 Asian player (behind Japan's Nishikori) from Chinese Taipei compiled his best results in Challenger level play with a 38-9 match record and three titles in six finals...In January, captured title at Waikoloa Challenger (d. Spadea) without dropping a set...In February, turned in his first of two ATP QF results in San Jose (l. to Stepanek)...Following month, qualified at AMS tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, losing in 1st RD in both...Reached four straight finals from mid-April to May 25 - in Busan (ret. vs. Soeda), Lanzarote (l. to Bohli), won title at New Delhi (d. Evans) and runner-up at New Delhi-2 (l. to Soeda)...Afterwards improved ranking from No. 109 to No. 72...In July, reached ATP QF at Indianapolis (l. to Blake) and next month posted biggest win of his career over No. 6 Murray en route to 3rd RD (l. to Melzer) at Beijing Olympics...In October, won title at Tashkent Challenger (d. Montcourt) and followed with SF at Seoul and QF at Busan Challengers...Earned a career-high $217,030...
2007 -- The top Chinese Taipei player compiled his best results in Challenger level play with a 26-10 match record...Opened season by reaching 2nd RD at Australian Open (d. Greul, l. to Youzhny) and followed with SF at Waikoloa Challenger (l. to Russell)...In February, advanced to ATP QF in Memphis (l. to Roddick)...Did not win back-to-back tournament matches again until late July when he advanced to final at Granby Challenger (l. to Suzuki)...Following month in Uzbekistan, reached SF in Bukhara and QF in Karshi...Returned to ATP play and finished with 2nd RD showings in Mumbai (d. Vanek, l. to Kiefer) and Tokyo (d. Udomchoke, l. to Lee)...In October, advanced to final at Sacramento Challenger (l. to Odesnik) and then reached QF at Seoul Challenger...Closed season with title at Kaohsiung Challenger (d. Sela) and QF at Yokohama...In doubles, reached final in Beijing (w/Haggard)...
2006 -- Put together his best results in Challenger play (49-23 record), winning Caloundra (d. Luczak) title and reaching finals in Waikoloa (l. to Dancevic), Kyoto (l. to Mahut), Rimouski (l. to Pless) and Kawana (l. to Jeanpierre)...Also a SF in six other Challengers...Won his only ATP matches (2-7) at Queen's (d. Muller) and Tokyo (d. Delgado)...
2005 -- Compiled a 16-9 mark in Challenger play with a title in Fergana without dropping a set (d. Udomchoke) and reaching SF at Ho Chi Minh City and Vancouver...Qualified at Wimbledon and defeated Clement in five sets (l. to Tipsarevic)...
2004 -- Became first player from Chinese Taipei to break into Top 100, on strength of Challenger results. Compiled a 37-11 match record and won a personal-best three titles in seven finals. In June, made ATP debut at Queen's Club, reaching 3rd RD with wins over Arthurs and No. 4 Coria before falling to Stepanek. Two weeks later, made his Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon and reached 2nd RD by defeating J. Vacek before losing to Bjorkman. Made his AMS debut in Cincinnati and lost in 1st RD to Kuerten. Played in Athens Olympics and fell to Nieminen in opening round. Won Davis Cup match tie against Pakistan (d. Shafik). Ten of his final 14 tournaments of the year were ATP-level events. Won at least two matches in his first seven Challenger events of the year. After two straight QF to start season, won title at Joplin (d. Weinter). Reached back-to-back finals at Ho Chi Minh (l. to Parmar) and Kyoto (l. to Tabara). Won Tasmania Challenger (d. Lindstedt). One week later he reached final at Busan (l. to Peya). Also finalist at Mexico City Challenger (l. to Morrison). Late in the year, did not lose a set while winning the title in Caloundra (d. Terachi). In doubles, captured three Challenger titles -- at Tasmania (w/De Voest), Joplin (w/Soares) and Caloundra (w/Bourgeois). Also reached doubles final in Kyoto (w/ Marshall) and Mexico City (w/ Udomchoke)...
2003 -- Was 3-1 in Davis Cup play. Won first singles match against Kazakhstan (d. Doskarayev). Won one match against China (d. Sun) before retiring from reverse singles match (l. to Zhu). In September, won singles match in tie against Hong Kong (d. Wong). Reached SF of Challengers in Wrexham (l. to Pescosolido) and Champaign (l. to Vahaly). Was 22-20 in Challengers. Posted a 19-1 Futures record, winning China #1 (d. Zhu), Japan #6 (d. Iwami) and USA #30 (d. Joseph). Reached final at Japan Futures #7 (l. to Terachi). Won doubles title at Granby (w/Udomchoke) and Austin (w/Marshall) Challengers and at USA Futures #30 (w/Soares). Reached four Challenger SF in doubles. Doubles finalist at Japan Futures #7 (w/ Nielsen)...
2002 -- In third event of the year, won title at Israel Futures #1 (d. Welgreen). In April, won back-to-back Futures events in China, beating Cassaigne in the final of #1 and #2. Stretched the win streak to 12 matches at Uzbekistan Futures #3 and was leading 13th match against Dong-Hyun Kim 6-4 3-2 when he was forced to retire. After nearly a one month layoff, he returned to reach SFs at back-to-back Futures events in Japan. In his next outing reached SF at Granby Challenger (l. to Bogomolov). Won Japan Futures #7 (d. Terachi) in September. Reached SF of Hong Kong Futures #2 in October (l. to Iwami). Was 32-9 in Futures and 8-12 in Challengers. Opened year with doubles win in United Arab Emirates Futures #2 (w/Bopanna). Also won doubles title at Israel Futures #1 (w/Dahan). Reached doubles final at China Futures #2 (w/ Hui). Won doubles title in consecutive weeks at Japan Futures #4 (w/Hui) and #5 (w/ Kondo). Reached doubles final at Campos do Jordao Challenger (w/Udomchoke). Also doubles finalist at Japan Futures #6 (w/Matsui) and Hong Kong #2 (w/ Hui). Won doubles title at Yokohama Challenger (w/Udomchoke)...
2001 -- Made Davis Cup debut against Pakistan. Won first singles (d. Qureshi) and last singles (d. Khan) to lead Taipei to the win. Also played doubles in the tie, but lost (w/Cheng). Also won a singles (d. Veerasingam) and doubles (w/Cheng) in Davis Cup win over Malaysia. Won Hong Kong Futures #1 (d. Handoyo). Finalist at Vietnam Futures #1 (l. to Qureshi). Was 17-10 in Futures events. Won doubles title at Thailand Futures #2 (w/ Moser). Reached finals at Thailand Futures #1 and Vietnam Futures No. 1 (w/ Moser). Reached three SF in Futures events...
2000 -- Played two Futures events, but went winless...
In Memphis 1R, failed to convert 2 M.P. at 6-5, 40-15 in the 2nd set versus Hewitt before losing 64 in 3rd set…Fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 3R (l. to Murray)…
On 29 May, in tandem with Levinsky, retired with right ankle injury at 24 versus Granollers-M. Lopez in Roland Garros 1R…Subsequently withdrew from singles 2R versus Kohlschreiber on 30 May...
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