Rendy Lu Yen-hsun's breakthrough performance at Wimbledon has sent his ranking to a career high and open up to new sponsorship opportunities recently.
In the latest ATP rankings released on Monday, Rendy jumped 40 spots to no. 42 after becoming the first Taiwanese player and the first Asian since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995 to make it into a quarterfinals in a grand slam tournament.
Rendy was greeted with a heroic welcome when he was back in Taipei City last week.
In the last weekend, he has offered his appreciation to sponsors including Adidas and CPC Corp., Taiwan's largest oil refiner.
On Monday, Saab, a leading automobile company signed Rendy and offered him a sponsorship deal that worth NT$3 million in cash.
A SAAB 93SportCombi 2.0t Linear worth NT$1.78 million was also given to Rendy as part of the deal.
Rendy also made a TV appearance on a TVBS channel talk show. The 1-hour interview will be shown this coming Sunday on July 11, 2010 at 8PM.
Now I'm looking forward to the day when I see him on CNN's TalkAsia :D
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