World number one Djokovic was stunningly disqualified after accidently hitting a line judge with a ball during his round of 16 clash with Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
"I've been playing well the past couple of weeks, training well, focussing on the right things, maintaining that level of performance and hoping for the best. I'm feeling confident about my game and taking that to every match I play."
TOKYO, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Japan's Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games should be held "at any cost," trying to clear all doubts amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and worries of policy change from a new government.
Indeed, before the enforced break due to the coronavirus, Atletico were in sixth place in the table and it looked as if a top-four spot and qualification for the Champions League were in doubt.
The veteran opened the score by firing a freekick before the break, then added a second by curling home from the edge of the penalty area in the 73rd minute.
R&f rarely had opportunities to advance over the half court. However, in the 60th minute, Dia Saba shocked Evergrande's goalkeeper with a close range shot in a fast counter attack. One minute later, Saba launched another offensive from the right and his teammate Huang Zhengyu drove the soccer home with a curve ball from outside of the box.
Ruichang defeated Hunan Hualai 4-1 to continue sitting second, leaving their opponents in third place.
"James, as everyone knows, is a fantastic player with a lot of quality and a lot of ability to make assists for the strikers," Ancelotti said of his new signing.
In the women's singles, fourth seed Osaka survived a ding-dong battle against Kostyuk to emerge victorious 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2 after two hours and 33 minutes.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Paulinho's late goal in the injury time helped Guangzhou Evergrande overcame their city rivals Guangzhou R&F 2-1 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday.
BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The World Winter Sports Expo 2020 (WWSE) came at an important time during the global COVID-19 pandemic and holding the Expo in Beijing sent a strong signal of confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said at the Expo's opening ceremony here on Saturday.