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Yen-Hsun Lu voted Taiwan's man of the year

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Lu Yen-hsun, widely regarded as the most outstanding male player in Taiwan tennis history, has been selected as the country's 2010 "Man of the Year," according to a poll that was made public Wednesday.

Lu, 27, won the title with 60 percent support among the respondents in the survey conducted by the 104 job bank.


Bread maker Wu Pao-chun was second, beating President Ma Ying-jeou into third place, while U.S.-based fashion designer Jason Wu was fourth, and singing sensation Lin Yu-chun placed fifth.

In a press release issued late Wednesday, Lu said his selection as Man of the Year was an unexpected honor.

According to 80 percent of the respondents in the poll, Lu's success was linked to his determination to fight to the end, rather than the achievement of fame or fortune.

Lu, who is preparing for the 2011 Australia Open, has performed outstandingly this year. In June, he reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon by beating American tennis player Andy Roddick. With that win, Lu became the first Taiwanese male player to reach the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam and the first Asian to compete in a major since 1995.

Many critics regard Lu's win over Roddick as one of the best performances ever by a Taiwanese player in a grand slam.

Lu's world ranking has jumped to 35th from 98th early this year.

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I'm surprised Nadal didn't win this award.
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I'm surprised Nadal didn't win this award.
Quite understandable; however Nadal is not from Taiwan and therefore was ineligible.
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Wow he beat a bread maker, what an honor!
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Ok, I'm really curious now what did the bread maker do to make it second.
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Ok, I'm really curious now what did the bread maker do to make it second.
He won the 1st place in the bread making category at the World Cup of Boulangerie. Very inspirational.
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Seriously? Such competitions have appeal to the general public?
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Seriously? Such competitions have appeal to the general public?
I doubt it, it's probably prestigious if you are a baker, but I've never heard about it before today. Just googled it and read about his competitive baking achievements and how his early life. But I'm sure people in Taiwan have heard of him just because he's from a small country and the best in the world at something. I remember when Vasyl Virastyuk, from Ukraine, won the World's Strongest Man competition in 2004. I'm sure not many Ukrainians knew this competition even existed before that, but he was still a hero...and Ukraine is a much bigger country, with many more athletes than Taiwan.
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I hear there's a real doping problem in competitive baking though. They put "extra" ingredients in the pies
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bread maker > president.

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Good for him, really feel for the bread guy dough, he really rose to the challenge when the heat was on.

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wow what has he achieved? defeating Roddick through sheer luck in Wimbledon and he claims Taiwan man of the year? Feel sorry for it. This wouldn't be happening if they would just return their land to China.

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Good effort from the bread maker.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

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Good effort from the bread maker.
If his bread makes him runner up for Taiwan's man of the year, I got to taste that bread!

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