"I mean, we both gave everything," said the third-seeded Thiem. "The thing in tennis is that there is one loser, one winner. Despite (being) so disappointed, I'm still happy for him."
Osasuna didn't play in midweek as its scheduled match against Granada was postponed to allow Granada to play in the Europa League, and the side from Pamplona should be fresher than Celta Vigo, who travels to the remodeled El Sadar Stadium after losing 3-0 at home to Barcelona.
PARIS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian star Neymar scored twice for Paris Saint-Germain in a dominating 6-1 win over Angers on Friday.
Zhao Xuetong had 19 points for Sichuan, Hu Yueming and Gao Song each got 17 points. Shen Yi contributed 18 points and eight assists for Dongguan.
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
HOHHOT, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Tour of Lake Ulan Suhai cycling race has been scheduled from October 12 to 14 in Urad Front Banner, Bayannur City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the local sports bureau said on Monday.
A win for Barca would carry the positive feeling into the international break, but Sevilla will also look at this game as the chance to show they are title outsiders this season. Enditem
BEIJING, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese talent Sun Yingsha will replace teammate Zhu Yuling to compete at the ITTF Women's World Cup following the latter's withdrawal, according to player updates announced by the world table tennis governing body on Tuesday.
Sunday's win and the midweek victory against Valladolid were largely thanks to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who produced man of the match performances in both games to keep Madrid's rivals at bay.
The game was decided with the final possession. After Li Jinjun converted one of two free throws, Shaanxi went up 80-78 with 11.3 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Wuhan's Liang Juanzhi missed a jumper that could have sent the match into overtime.
"We know that Shanghai boasts a quick pace and three-pointer shooting ability. We had a great defense and restrained the opponents' character today," said Xinjiang coach Gao Fengjuan.