Date: Jan 17, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters, MELBOURNE
Taiwanese No. 1 Lu Yen-hsun crashed out of the first round of the Australian Open
yesterday when Russia’s Andrey Rublev rallied from a set down to earn a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/0), 6-3 victory at Melbourne Park.
The Moscow-born world No. 156 mixed 19 aces with six double faults, converting four of seven break points in winning 137 of the 259 points contested to wrap up the victory in 2 hours, 50 minutes.
Taipei-born Lu, ranked 61st in the world, had his chances, but managed to convert only three of the 22 break points he created to exit the first Grand Slam of the year on the first day.
Rublev next faces world No. 1 and top seed Andy Murray in the second round. [FULL STORY]