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Taiwanese tennis star Lu Yen-hsun wins Chengdu Challenger singles title Sunday

The top Taiwanese tennis player has recovered from his elbow injury and continued to collect titles on the tennis court.

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Lu Yen-hsun wins the 2017 Chengdu Challenger title Sunday. (Source: Lu's Facebook)

Lu Yen-hsun wins the 2017 Chengdu Challenger title Sunday. (Source: Lu's Facebook)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese tennis player Lu Yen-hsun (盧彥勳) beat his Russian opponent Evgeny Donskoy in the final of Chengdu Challenger Sunday morning, adding up the number of his Challenger singles titles to 28 throughout his entire career, reports said.

After winning the semi-final on Saturday over Chinese player Wu Yibing (吳易昺), Lu faced the second seeded player Donskoy for the championship on Sunday.

Lu had a strong start, racing to a 6-3 lead in the first set. Though Donskoy tried to reverse his fortune, Lu continued to dominate the game and eventually secured his victory with a 6-4 in the second set, according to Lu's Facebook.

Lu said after the tournament that he was very grateful for his team for helping him get the title after missing tennis games for two months because of his injury.

Lu’s elbow injury caused him to be knocked out in the first round of the Wimbledon 2017.

The champion will get a reward of nearly NT$3.75 million (US$125,000).

Lu will fly to Jinan, China to compete in another tournament that offers the champion NT$4.5 million (US$150,000).


Updated : 2021-04-11 12:22 GMT+08:00