Mar 18, 2009

An interview with Rendy Lu Yen-Hsun at Sunrise Tennis Club

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 me
dia 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!


"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. "


"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."


"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."


"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; Images by C.R. Sigelakis)

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