"I will work closely with my coach under an adjusted plan, trying to make progress through every competition," Wang said of his future plans. "And save my best for Tokyo." Enditem
"It's good that I managed to win in three sets and with a day off and just a three-setter to play, I'm feeling good," said last year's runner-up Medvedev.
A total of 331 new cases were confirmed in Japan on Tuesday, including 170 from Tokyo, the epicenter of Japan's outbreak. The Tokyo metropolitan government has maintained its highest alert level on its four-tier scale, meaning "infections are spreading" in the capital.
Indeed the worry for some must be that last season saw the beginning of diminishing returns for Simeone and although he has always been able to maintain his team looking refreshed and motivated, 2020-21 might just be a season too far for Simeone's defensive style unless he is willing to be more proactive in attack. Enditem
"We are able to come out from the darkness and to celebrate our return to the table. This is a moment of immense joy for all members of the international table tennis family," the Chinese table tennis legend noted.
HANGZHOU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A canoeing relay was held on Sunday in Hangzhou, host city of the 19th Asian Games in 2022, with the Games set to welcome their two-year countdown next week.
YINCHUAN, Sep. 6 (Xinhua) -- "Cycling 600 kilometers in 6 days! A wonderful trip to Qinghai Lake!" On 75-year-old Gu Dawo's WeChat Moments, this latest post has earned more than 100 likes. "It's not only an experience but also a challenge for me to complete the riding tour," Gu said of his first long ride on highlands over 3,000 meters above sea level.
"We have good bench players, which makes me be confident when facing the upcoming new season," the 54-year-old added.
"The first is the health risks that still exist with COVID. The second is my preparation, which has not been ideal without my coach being able to train with me due to the state border closures in Australia."
In the men's singles, Russian players Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev joined Thiem in the last eight while Australia's Alex De Minaur also advanced. Enditem
Sam Larsson (L) of Dalian FC competes for a header during the 10th round match between Dalian FC and Jiangsu Suning at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)