"It was a very good performance from my side. I managed to read his serve well," Djokovic said. "I found my way, especially after the first set. The second and third sets were a really great feeling on the court."
Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori has said that the delayed Tokyo Olympics could not be held next year if the COVID-19 pandemic continues as it is. He also said that the Games will have to be canceled if it could not be held next year.
However, the finals, scheduled to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from Oct. 3-11, will proceed as planned, the world governing body of badminton said in a statement.
Shanghai-based Oriental Sports Daily doubted the Brazilian player had time to go through any kind of medical quarantine.
The Bundesliga is also going to intensify its efforts to support football development in China.
The first half saw tough play from both sides. Veteran Luiz Muriqui was subbed after just 23 minutes because of a thigh injury. Qingdao also made their first substitution a few minutes later.
The 60-year-old's anniversary might well turn into the most significant challenge the 2014 World Cup-winning coach has ever faced.
The 33-year-old striker, who came on after the interval, latched onto a through pass from teammate Wu Xi before sending it into the net in the 65th minute.
Awaiting him in the next round is 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
By winning the cup, the Tabriz-based team will directly participate in next year's AFC Champions League. Enditem
Williams will take on Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova, who overcame Alize Cornet of France 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in another round of 16 match.