‘NOT A SMALL DEAL’:Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun beat Adrian Mannarino for the first time, while Nadal struggled against Wu Di and Djokovic notched his 25th straight victory
Date: Oct 07, 2015
By: AFP, BEIJING
Taiwanese No. 1 Lu Yen-hsun advanced to the second round of the China Open in
Beijing yesterday after overcoming France’s Adrian Mannarino for the first time in four attempts.
The Taiwanese world No. 100, who was handed a wild card for the tournament, beat 39th-ranked Mannarino 6-3, 6-2 in just 55 minutes, his first victory over the Frenchman after losses at the French Open last year and in Delray Beach, Florida, and s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, earlier this season.
Lu next faces world No. 24 Viktor Troicki of Serbia, who upset fifth seed Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 6-4.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal stuttered to victory against one of his former ball boys as top-ranked Novak Djokovic swept imperiously to his 25th straight win in Beijing. [FULL STORY]