But as her career approached a curtain down, Ji has a mixed feeling towards it.
The Spaniard booked his berth in the final earlier in the afternoon by a straight-set 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(0) win over 12-seeded Diego Schwartzman, taking revenge for his Rome quarterfinal loss to the Argentine.
The 29-year-old is expected to start for the five-time world champions when they meet Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday and Peru in Lima next Tuesday in the opening two rounds of South America's 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The historic moment arrived in the second quarter when Ji made one of two free throws with 8:36 left, thus surpassing WCBA legend Miao Lijie's 7,299 career points.
But in a statement, the AFA said the 26-year-old did not travel with the Albiceleste squad to Bolivia and would continue to receive treatment in Buenos Aires.
Game six will be played on Sunday. Enditem
Slovan Bratislava, one of the top title-contenders, was also close to losing its third in succession but managed to edge out Miskolc in OT to earn the first points of the season.
Fierce contention continued throughout the game. Yang Mengran's turnaround lay-up pushed Henan 92-90 ahead with 39 seconds remaining, and Henan sealed matters with 3 of 4 free throws later on.
His only first team appearance in this season was in Manchester City's 5-2 defeat at home to Leicester City on September 27th.
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid and Uruguay international midfielder Federico Valverde said Friday that he is not yet close to fulfilling his potential, vowing to continue learning from his more experienced teammates.
Busquets admitted that because of the coronavirus, it was a "strange" season. "We've not had many holidays and pre-season was shorted than usual, we have to adapt," he said, adding that the rule allowing five changes in a game was a help.