PARIS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- World Number 1 Novak Djokovic dominated his first round match at the French Open on Tuesday, sweeping aside Sweden's Mikael Ymer 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 in just 98 minutes.
"We accomplished our goal in the first stage. It is a good result to rank first. We will have a good rest to face the second stage," said Shanghai goalkeeper Chen Wei after the game. Enditem
Both Suning and Shandong Luneng had already guaranteed two positions for the racing championship. Because Luneng was held by Guangzhou R&F to 0-0, Suning is two points ahead of Luneng and finished with the second in Dalian Division.
Suzhou, in east China's Jiangsu province, will host Final A, while Final B will be staged in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province.
Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl called his club's group exciting "as we face Europe's top dogs." Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann might face the biggest challenge to repeat his side's semifinal performance last season, with key figures Timo Werner and Patrik Schick having left the club. Enditem
With the victory over Ymer, Djokovic improved his record this season to a stellar 32-1. The only defeat came in a disqualification earlier this month at the US Open, where he hit a ball in frustration which struck the line judge on the neck.
Having played his part in "Ping Pong Diplomacy" between China and the United States, Yao took up the role of Chinese team leader between 1985 and 1995, followed by his position as the ITTF Technical Committee Chair from 1995 to 2009.
Facing Shenzhen, Suning's Alex Teixeira smacked the winning penalty in the 28th minute after Li Ang was tripped by Morteza Pouraliganji.
Two other Turkish teams, Galatasaray and Basaksehir, have also shown interest in the 26-year-old player.
During his stint as the CTTA vice president between 1995 and 2014, Yao aided many athletes from other countries and regions to train in China, and helped to develop the sport in China and across the world.
ASUNCION, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The president of Paraguayan club Olimpia, Marco Trovato, has received a lifetime football ban for match fixing, FIFA said on Monday.