Lu will be making his Centre Court debut today, but it will be his sixth Wimbledon where his best performances remain runs to the second round in 2004 and 2005.
These days he works with Dirk Hordoff, the coach of German veteran Rainer Schuettler, who was a semi-finalist last year.
“Like most Asian players, he is a very hard worker,” Hordoff said. “He gets his confidence by working hard. While he is always very fair to other people, he is very self critical.”