"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."
Chasing his 18th Grand Slam singles title, world number one Djokovic was in total control against his 28th-seeded opponent, winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in one hour and 42 minutes to progress to the last 16 in the men's singles.
Josip Brekalo managed to score an equalizer in the 56th minute, but Dayot Upamecano's header and Olivier Giroud's penalty secured the win for the hosts.
Both World Cups and the Finals will be staged in China with support from the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), meaning that the Women's and Men's World Cups will no longer take place in Bangkok, Thailand, and Dusseldorf, Germany as originally planned.
NAIROBI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- After settling for another world record near-miss in the Brussels Diamond League on Friday, Kenya's Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Kipyegon is set to resume her special rivalry with Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Ostrava on Sept. 8.
Last week, fellow former international and KCB Rugby Football Club head coach Dennis Mwanja was heavily tipped to succeed Feeney after it was reported that the majority of the KRU Board had settled on the man who led his side to the domestic title.
WARSAW, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Poland coach Jerzy Brzeczek hailed his side after their narrow 1-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League on Friday.
In Thursday's only other match, Sport Recife won 2-1 at Gremio thanks to goals either side of half-time from Patric Cabral and Iago Maidana. Pepe pegged a late goal back for the hosts. Enditem
In the final and decisive women's doubles, Feng XueYing/Wu Yingshi swept Lv Rouhao/Ren Linfei to award Shenzhen the victory.
"It is my first on-site competition of the year and I felt very excited. I have not thought too much about the result," said Huang, whose winning mark also equaled his career best set three years ago when winning the gold medal at the Chinese National Games in Tianjin.
"We have good bench players, which makes me be confident when facing the upcoming new season," the 54-year-old added.