The decisive point will be if the reluctant Swiss can set his bunch of youngsters on fire and at the same time close doors at the back.
"I just wanted to be on top of the leaderboard," Duplantis said. "The 6.15m was really important to me, so I'm happy to get over that."
"These two tournaments came too close to each other for me this time," she added.
The German said that signing Alcantara was "nothing to do with being champions; we constantly try to develop and find solutions to the new challenges before we have the problems with them. That's how football works. It's not only about changing things it's about finding the right approach and plan again for this season," he commented.
ROME, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kei Nishikori of Japan secured his first win of the season as he labored to beat Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach the second round at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, Italy, on Monday.
BRATISLAVA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Slovan Bratislava's streak of bad luck in the European football competitions continues.
Al-Taawoun will face Persepolis again on Friday.
The biggest hit of the day was the men's 100m. Asian 200m record holder Xie Zhenye claimed the title with 10.31 seconds in his hometown. It was not an easy win since Zhang Ruixuan and Chen Guanfeng finished 10.34s and 10.36s respectively, and Xie's lane was laid just between them.
Speaking of Ge Manqi, who had to quit in women's 200m because of false start, Xie said: "I feel so sorry for her. She made the mistake because she was eager to prove herself so much."
The 46-year-old talked about the efforts to, in the future, find talented young Chinese players to join the club in the Rhine-Ruhr-region.
Pakhtakor goalkeeper Suyonov was sent off in the 65th minute and Sanzar Kuvvatov was brought on to take his place. But almost instantly, the Uzbek side rallied at the other end of the pitch and replied with a goal, as substitute striker Eren Derdiyok blasted in the rebound after Dragan Ceran's initial effort was saved.