Lu Yen-Hsun was born August 14th, 1983 in Taoyuan, Taiwan and goes by the nickname Rendy. As of April 6, 2009, Lu is ranked #55 in the world and #1 in Asia. His favorite surface is hardcourt.
Lu was an accomplished junior's player, reaching career-high #3 in the ITF circuit (February 5, 2001). During his junior years, he defeated a handful of future ATP stars, including Robin Soderling, Mario Ancic and Philipp Kohlschreiber.
In 2004, Lu became the first player from Taiwan to break into ATP Top 100, thanks to a solid performance in the Challenger circuit in the first half of 2004. Continuing on from the good form, he started to participate in many tour level events. Although he suffered many defeats, his effort yielded some good wins. The most notable win came on the grass court in Queen's, where he gained his first top 10 win by defeating then world number 3 Guillermo Coria.
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