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Llodra ends Lu's run in third round

sports Updated: Jun 25, 2011 23:52 IST
Lu Yen-Hsun

Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun failed to repeat his giant-killing heroics at Wimbledon as the world number 57 was thrashed 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 by French 19th seed Michael Llodra in the third round on Saturday.

Lu became the first Taiwanese man to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal here last year when he stunned three-time Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick in the fourth round.

That dramatic five-set victory also made Lu the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final for 15 years.

The 27-year-old collected two more impressive Wimbledon scalps this year when he defeated world number 31 Tommy Robredo in the first round and then eliminated 13th seed Viktor Troicki in the second round.

But his bid to reach the last 16 again ended in disappointment as the left-handed Llodra cruised through in just one hour and 43 minutes on Court 14.

Lu was never in the match as Llodra, who dominated with his astute serve and volley game, served 19 aces to Lu's three and hit 46 winners.

Doubles specialist Llodra, 31, will play second seed Novak Djokovic or Marcos Baghdatis in the last 16.