Jun 23, 2009

Roger Federer stumbles but not fall; The GOAT praises Rendy Lu


There was one moment in the fourth game of the third set, when Rendy Lu Yen-hsun manoeuvred Federer around the baseline so effectively that a disguised forehand winner down the line had the unofficial-GOAT (Greatest of All Times) sprawling as he tried to change direction.

However that wasn't enough to stop Federer.

It was a frustrating loss for Rendy but nevertheless he was "excited" playing at Centre Court against the GOAT.

Yen-Hsun Lu already did his best before losing the first round match 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.

During the press conference after the match, Laura raised this question to Federer:

Q. Can you make some comments on Lu's game?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, I thought he played excellent, you know. He's a wonderful player. He has got a nice forehand, a nice backhand, very sound game all around. He's good all around. Seems like can he play well, especially on the quicker courts, hard courts and grass courts. I knew the danger today. He's beaten good players in the past. I knew that as well, too, obviously. That was a tough first set. He actually remained tough throughout the match, which was good to see, in a way.
Rendy's journey does not end there.

He will play in the doubles event partnering with German Bjorn Phau. Their first opponents in the first round are Russian hotties Igor Andreev and Evgeny Korolev.

(Via AP,; Images Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

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