"I have been [wanting to leave] all year. I thought the team needed younger players and I thought my epoch at Barcelona had ended. It was a complicated year. I suffered a lot in training, in games and in the dressing room. Everything was very difficult and there came a moment when I decided to look for new objectives."
"He's one of the big champions of the last decade, one of the very few active players, who won a Grand Slam tournament here in New York," Thiem said of Cilic. "Even though he's not on the top of his game, he's always dangerous for a deep run in these big tournaments. He's not a guy I want to face in the third round as he's a former champion. On a good day, he can beat anybody. It's going to be a real tough one." Enditem
Wuhan's 23-year-old bench goalkeeper Wang Zhifeng kept a clean sheet in the second half, and might become a start in the future together with Dong, who joined Wuhan from Hebei China Fortune.
Though it was clear that Djokovic did not intend to hit the line judge, organizers said Djokovic was disqualified in accordance with the rules.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach delivers a speech via video during the opening ceremony of the World Winter Sports (Beijing) Expo 2020 in Beijing, capital of China, on Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Ming)
Since the running event usually draws more than 60,000 people including family members, the city council of Budapest has limited the number of major running events to three per year, in order to cause less disturbances in the traffic of the Hungarian capital.
13 minutes later, Anderson Talisca leveled the score with a similar long drive. Two minutes after that, Evergrande's Fernando Henrique kicked the ball home again in the melee in front of the gate but was ruled out as offside firstly. His goal was denied again by the referee in the 85th minute.
BERLIN, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Despite facing presumably the most stressful season ever, German coach Joachim Loew is on the way of preparing his team to win the 2021 continental title.
CHENGDU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Title favorites Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both extended their winning streak at the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) here on Sunday, after they edged Anhui Souyu 4-1 and Shenzhen Nankeda 5-0 respectively.
NAIROBI, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan retired star Innocent Simiyu was on Tuesday reappointed as the head coach of Kenya's rugby sevens side.
PARIS, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Astana's Alexey Lutsenko took one of the biggest victories of his career on Thursday as he took his first stage win at the Tour de France, beating second-placed Jesus Herrada by 55 seconds in the 191km-ride from Le Teil to Mont Aigoual.