After the Australian Open, Yen-Hsun Rendy Lu took three weeks off and spent time in Taiwan to take a break and celebrate Chinese New Year with his family. After the break, Lu hit the road and headed the U.S. The first stop is Memphis Open in Tennessee. Lu is the 8th seed in this ATP250 event.
In the first round singles, Lu faced American young talent Taylor Fritz. Fritz is ranked No. 114, but he is only 19 years old, and the finalist a year ago. After three sets of tough battle, Lu unfortunately lost this close match 6-4, 6-7(40, 6-7(7).