"We are in a very strange situation, after a lot of months without much tennis, especially for me, that I didn't play in America, I don't know if it's a positive thing or a negative thing," Nadal said when asked how important it was to keep the early-round matches short and sweet.
Alkasir was also fined 10,000 U.S. dollars, it said.
For Zhu Fangyi and his friends, returning to swimming in public waters felt sweeter than ever in this pandemic-disrupted year.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance of serving for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.
Many put the performances down to Garitano's defensive and conservative nature and his unwillingness to show confidence in the club's young players. The feeling is that although the squad has obvious weak points (especially in central midfield), the lack of confidence some players showed in the last two games means Garitano is running out of time. Enditem
Stefanos Tsitsipas made history for his country on Monday as the No.5 seed became the first Greek player in history to reach French Open last eight, after seeing off Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-2 in a 2:26 victory.
BOGOTA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Colombia manager Carlos Queiroz said Tuesday that the return to form of James Rodriguez could not come at a better time as the Cafeteros prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile.
Vinicius added to the conundrum with his winning goal to give Madrid a slightly fortunate win at home to Valladolid on Wednesday, while Jovic has so far failed to impress. Against Levante it will be interesting if Zidane sticks with the Serb or if Vinicius comes back into the side.
"Chile is always a very difficult opponent. Every time a new qualifying tournament begins there are different expectations. I'm seeing some new faces and also a few old ones. There are several players that have already had a lot of international experience," he added. Enditem
Cadiz and Granada shared the points in an Andalusian derby which began with German Sanchez's header for the visitors in the 27th minute before Ivan Alejo's driven shot assured Cadiz its first home point of the season three minutes after halftime.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers had originally been scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Enditem