Both sides have won their past two matches, and were eager to continue the run of good form. Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon caught a long pass from Zhang Chong and made a quick shot in the 23rd minute, helping Dalian take the lead for the first half.
Though it was clear that Djokovic had not intended to hit the line judge, organizers nevertheless said the Serbian was disqualified in accordance with the rules.
Djokovic immediately rushed over to check if she was okay and placed his hand on her back as she struggled for air. After a few minutes she was able to get up and walk off the court.
"I don't think I have ever gotten defaulted yet in my career or in my life. No, I haven't been in a situation like that. But as I said, it's very unlucky, very unfortunate," Zverev added.
"It is of course very painful if you concede a goal in the last seconds of the match but I have to say that my team gave everything. Both sides played an interesting first half with chances at both ends of the green. I am overall satisfied with the performance," said Germany head coach Joachim Low.
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.
Coates said the Games will start as planned on July 23 "with or without COVID-19," stressing the Olympics has never been cancelled outside of world wars.
"Honestly, it's unbelievable, I'm not sure I'm realising what's happening right now. It was such a crazy race and we capitalized on the red flag. To get my first win in Formula 1, I am struggling for words," said a disbelieving Gasly after the race.
After a discussion of around 10 minutes between tournament referees and officials, Djokovic was disqualified from the match in accordance with the rules.
“Three straight wins definitely is a great achievement. It’s an incredible start for my professional career,” said Yin. “Last week, Chris Feng, the [China LPGA Tour] operations director, said step on the gas and try to win back-to-back. I said I wanted three straight wins. He said no one ever did that. I’m really happy I did it today. I proved that.”
The German national record holder's effort is the second farthest throw of all time, just 72 centimeters behind Jan Zelezny's 98.48m world record set 24 years ago.