Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis player Lu Yen-hsun lost to the world No. 3 Novak Djokovic of Serbia in straight sets Wednesday, which stopped Lu short of the semifinal in the 2010 Wimbledon Tennis Championship.
Lu, 26, appeared not be in top form, as he lost 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 51 minutes to the third-seeded Djokovic.
Djokovic, the 2008 Australian Open winner, was almost flawless in the match, blasting 29 winners over Lu's 13.
Despite being eliminated, Lu, who is currently ranked 82nd in the world, is expected to make the top 50 in the latest world ranking for the first time in his career with his berth in the Wimbledon quarterfinal.
Lu scored a marathon upset early Tuesday when he beat the world No. 7 Andy Roddick of the U.S. and became the first Taiwanese tennis player to advance to the quarterfinal round in a Grand Slam tournament.
According to Wimbledon broadcaster STAR TV, around 620,000 fans stayed up Tuesday to watch Lu's epic win over Roddick, which made headlines on almost every television news channel and in newspapers in Taiwan. (By Chris Wang) enditem /pc