Rendy Lu who has been dubbed the "giant killer" lately, went down to Stefan Koubek 6-7, 6-1, 3-6 in the first round at the BMW Tennis Championship.
How can Rendy who is currently ranked at 61 can lost to Koubek who is at 229?!
But let's just leave the disappointment aside and hope that Rendy will play better in Miami next week.
Now here's a good news though. The media official at BMW Tennis Championship managed to interview Rendy and sent the following transcript together with some photos to Esther this morning. Thank you Sunrise!
ON RAIN DELAY
"Of course it's not really easy going on the court, off the court two times. And also, there was no warm up, so it's really not easy to focus on the match. I mean, he's (Koubek) doing well. I didn't play bad after going out from the rain, but he played better. I didn't complain though. It's just a match. "
ON LETTING FIRST SET TIEBREAK GET AWAY
"I just made really not clever shots after the 6-2 [tiebreak] set point. He started to play better. Now, I'm really upset, but I know what happened today to me, and now I'll start to be positive and look to next week."
ON OUTCOME TODAY
"I have no negative thinking. This tournament is different. All the challengers, everybody practicing for their confidence. Of course, if you win this tournament, it's great. For me, I need to clear my mind mentally from last week and here. I like the way I'm playing but I need to refresh a little bit and practice to get ready for next week. I'm upset for today--I lost. Nobody's happy if he loses, but I'm still looking forward to next week."
ON BEATING LLEYTON HEWITT IN DELRAY
"It's good for me. It also gives me a lot of confidence. He's a good player, he's a number one before. I proved to myself I can beat the top players. Even though he's not number one [now], he's still a dangerous player. It showed me how I can compete with the top guys and I have an opportunity to beat them. So it really helped me a lot."
(Transcript by sunrisetennis.com; Images by C.R. Sigelakis)