Wimbeldon Preview – Andy Murray Vs. Yen-Hsun Lu
Andy Murray played in the finals at Wimbledon twice last year, losing the first time against Roger Federer in the Wimbledon Finals but then facing him again in the finals for the London Olympics and emerging as the Olympic Champion. Unfortunately for him, the Olympic title does not count as winning Wimbledon, so he will once again try to be the first Brit to complete the Wimbledon Grand Slam since Fred Perry did it in 1936.
Murray’s path to the championship lessened somewhat when Steve Darcis of Belgium eliminated Rafael Nadal in straight sets (7/6, 7/6, 6/4). Federer, the man he faced in the Wimbledon finals twice last year, is still alive and in his portion of the draw, so that match up is still very much in play.
The second seed’s first round match was against German Benjamin Becker (not related to Boris), and he needed a little less than two hours to finish him off and move into the second round.
His competition in the second round will be Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei, who faced off with another Brit, James Ward. The match went four sets and Lu emerged with a 6/7, 6/4, 7/6, 7/6 victory.
Murray and Lu have faced off twice previously with each winning one match. The first match came at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where Lu won 7/6, 6/4. Earlier this year the two met at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells tournament and Murray tied up their record with a 6/3, 6/2 victory.
The winner of this match will face off with the victor of the Tommy Robredo-Nicolas Mahut match. Robredo will likely be waiting in the next round but only time will tell.