"I really wanted to give an effort here. It's my Achilles that didn't have enough to properly heal after the Open. I was able to get it somewhat better, but just looking long-term in this tournament, will I be able to get through enough matches? For me, I don't think I could," said the three-time Roland Garros winner.
The significance of completing the whole first stage with no one from the closed living and training zone testing positive for the coronavirus cannot be understated. It should be noted that the Dailian Division even faced the threat of a local epidemic outbreak.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Shenhua beat Henan Jianye 2-0 in the 14th round to secure a top eight spot in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Sunday.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all major domestic and international sporting events were rescheduled or canceled in the first half of the year. People were reluctant to go outside, and most sports companies struggled to do business. Some didn't survive.
The victory ended a tumultuous two-week period for Flamengo. Following the defeat in Quito, the Rio outfit reported 16 COVID-19 cases in their squad, leaving them with only three regular first-team players for their Brazilian Serie A visit to Palmeiras last Sunday, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Having played his part in "Ping Pong Diplomacy" between China and the United States, Yao took up the role of Chinese team leader between 1985 and 1995, followed by his position as the ITTF Technical Committee Chair from 1995 to 2009.
Beer Sheva scored the only goal after just four minutes of play with a penalty from Portuguese midfielder Josue, after Plzen's goalkeeper Ales Hruska fouled Colombian striker Jhonatan Agudelo.
"I feel great that I will finally compete this year after the coronavirus shattered by season, including my Olympic debut. Now I have a chance to race before starting again on my Olympic preparations," Cherono, who was named by Athletics Kenya in their Olympic men team alongside world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and world marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto, told Xinhua.
Monday's first game saw Fulham outclassed at home by Aston Villa. The side that won promotion to the top-flight two seasons ago, outplayed the team that did the same last season with goals from Jack Grealish after four minutes, Conor Hourihane 11 minutes later and Tyrone Mings three minutes after the break.
Coppa Italia holder Napoli trashed Genoa 6-0, with Chucky Lozano scoring a brace, but captain Lorenzo Insigne limped off with injury.
Following reigning world champion Liu Shiwen's withdrawal due to an injury, her compatriot and current world No. 1 Chen Meng enters the action and expects a tough challenge from the closest rival Mima Ito from Japan.