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Roddick faces defeat; Federer and Djokovic Win

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During the fourth round of the Wimbledon tournament, it was not just Andy Roddick who was left stunned but many of the fans as well, when a Taiwanese 82nd ranked player took away his chance of winning the title.Roddick>

Yen-hsun Lu ousted the fifth-seeded Roddick in a 4-6, 7-6(3), 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 9-7 match that lasted for approximately 4 and a half hours. By the 16th game of the match’s fifth set, his service only service served as the break of the match.

For the past four years, Lu had been eliminated as early as the first round at Wimbledon. Now 26-years old, Lu managed to get through a big player like Roddick, in the fourth round nonetheless.

Since Shuzo Matsuoka of Japan, Lu is the first Asian male player to have reached the quarterfinals of any of the Grand Slam events.

Among the other players, the sixth time champion, Roger Federer, was able to defeat Jurgen Melzer, who sits at the 16th seed. He continued his trek to the top for his seventh Wimbledon singles title, and was able to defeat Melzer in a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 match.

Novak Djokovic, on the other hand, defeated Lleyton Hewitt in a 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 match that lasted for three hours. Although he had to stop for a bit because of his abdominal muscle problems.