Date: Mar 27, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP and AFP, MIAMI
A neck injury saw Lu Yen-hsun’s Miami Open challenge end almost before it had begun on
Wednesday as the Taiwanese No. 1 crashed out of the first round of the men’s singles.
World No. 62 Lu was trailing 1-5 to world No. 44 Donald Young when the injury forced the Taiwanese player to retire in just 23 minutes in Miami, with the American progressing to the second round, where he faces third seed Andy Murray of Britain.
Lu’s early departure means Taiwanese hopes in Florida now rest on the shoulders of the women, with Hsieh Su-wei and Chan Hao-ching hoping to improve on their performances in Indian Wells, California, two weeks ago, when they both crashed out in the first round of the women’s doubles. [FULL STORY]