Taiwan's hopes of winning a tennis gold medal at the Asian Games have been dealt a blow with Wimbledon quarter-finalist Lu Yen-hsun withdrawing from the men's singles due to a waist injury.
The 27-year-old Lu, top seed at the Guangzhou tournament, had also pulled out of the men's team and mixed doubles competitions, Taiwan coach Lien Yu-hui told Reuters.
"The doctors suggested he pull out because the injury is serious," he said.
Lu beat American Andy Roddick to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals this year. The world number 37 is Asia's second highest-ranked man after 36th-ranked Kazakh Andrey Golubev, who is not competing in Guangzhou.