Date: Feb 22, 2017
By: AFP, MIAMI
Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun and British eighth seed Kyle Edmund on Monday booked a second-round matchup at the Delray Beach Open, while defending champion Sam Querrey of the US advanced on a retirement.
World no. 63 Lu rallied from a set and 0-3 down to defeat Bjorn Fratangelo of the US 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, while world No. 49 Edmund fired five aces and faced only one break point in a 6-3, 6-0 victory over France’s Adrian Mannarino.
“It was a tough feeling in this moment,” Lu said about being a set and 3-0 down. “I just tried other things. I changed the game plan, trying to come into the net more and put the pressure on him. I had nothing to lose. I just tried to play a different way and see how he reacts. It worked pretty well after that.”
Fourth seed Querrey advanced 6-2, 2-1 when Israeli rival Dudi Sela retired with a back injury.
The American world No. 35 improved to 14-7 at Delray Beach. [FULL STORY]