Chicken farmer's son not scared ahead of Djokovic clash

By Toby Davis

LONDON (Reuters) - After clipping the wings of the last year's runner-up, Taiwanese chicken farmer's son Lu Yen-hsun faces Novak Djokovic on Wednesday seeking a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

Lu, who also goes by the name of "Randy," provided the championships with their biggest shock when he tamed Andy Roddick's brutal serve and became the first Asian man to reach a grand slam quarter-final since 1995.

The 26-year-old, who entertained journalists with a news conference punctuated with anecdotes about chasing chickens around his father's farm, is ranked 82 in the world.

"I know the next opponent is Djokovic," Lu said. "I don't know how far I can play. I cannot tell you. But I can tell you if I have a chance to step on the court, I will fight to the end."

Lu is an unfamiliar name in an otherwise predictable quarter-final line-up which includes the four top seeds.

Champion Roger Federer hit top form in his straight sets demolition of Juergen Melzer and now faces Tomas Berdych while Rafa Nadal's match against the hard-hitting Robin Soderling is an intriguing repeat of the French Open final.

Briton Andy Murray, who has not dropped a set so far in the tournament, takes on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, the second Frenchman he has faced after beating Gilles Simon in round three. Murray believes an enthusiastic Center Court crowd could give him an edge.

"He's very exciting to watch," Murray said. "I'm sure there will be some great shots played in the match.

"All the time when you play on Center Court, obviously it does change a bit depending on what round, but the support's always great. The crowd's always into it when the British guys are playing.

"I'm sure the match against Tsonga won't be any different. Hopefully I can perform well."

(Editing by John Mehaffey)