Organizers have also decided to allocate more prize money to the early losers to show support to players who have had a particularly difficult financial year amid the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Leo Messi published a video message on Friday afternoon confirming that he will remain at the Barcelona club for the 2020-21 season to see out the remaining year of his contract.
Awaiting him in the next round is 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
In the other two games of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda overwhelmed Anhui Souyu 5-0, while Jiangsu Weikeduo lost to Xiamen Tefang 3-2, still striving for a win this season. Enditem
LANZHOU, China, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Divided into two teams, over 20 girls from No.4 High School of Jingyuan County in northwest China's Gansu Province are preparing to play a football match.
The German coach announced he is taking the clubs' challenges into account but, at the same time, will stick to the national team's rejuvenation process, including having to re-structure his defense.
"In future, we hope to help more girls fulfill their footballing dreams," said Wang Shirui, vice-principal of No.4 High School. Enditem
"He did well in the most time of this match, I think Han deserves a reward,"
By the time Sainz passed Raikkonen for second place on lap 34, Gasly had a four-second lead at the front, and although the Spaniard gradually reeled in the Frenchman, Gasly held firm to take a fairytale maiden Grand Prix win by just 0.4 seconds.
World champion Daniel Stahl took his 13th consecutive victory in the men's discus, with the Swede throwing 67.28m.
In the women's doubles, Xu Yifan from China and America's Nicole Melichar reached the second round after edging past their opponents in straight sets. Enditem