PARIS, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Greece's fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has done everything and gave all out in a nearly-four-hour match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, saving match points and clawing back from 0-2 down to earn a deciding set, but all denied by a dominating top seed in the decider as the Serbian secured a 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1 semifinal victory to advance his fifth French Open final.
Ahead of the start of the first round, player Stuart Carrington and referee Andrew Barklam tested positive for COVID-19.
"We are focused on developing a tool box of COVID countermeasures for every possible scenario," he said, adding that "encouraging development of rapid testing and vaccines give us good reason for cautious optimism."
"It means the world," the all-time leading scorer of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league told Xinhua in an exclusive interview.
The competition in Group B lost suspense after just two games, as JDG could not surpass DWG in points due to an accidental loss.
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Former world No. 1 Feng Shanshan is aiming for a gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympic Games, the 31-year old Chinese top woman golfer said in an interview with Xinhua on Thursday.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi said he hoped Argentina's 1-0 defeat of Ecuador in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday would provide some relief to Argentines suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.
Bolivia couldn't take a trick and Jose Carrasco gifted Brazil their fourth goal by deflecting a Philippe Coutinho cross into his own net.
"The Asian Cup is the top football event in Asia. Its great influence can cultivate youth interest in football and expand youth football population in China," he said. "In next phase, the organizing committee will create opportunities for more young people to have close contact with the tournament in all host cities through various channels and activities."
The 28-year-old, who joined the Bundesliga club last month from Atletico Madrid, is expected to miss at least six months.
"Peru are a solid team with some great players. It's going to be difficult to play them there [in Lima]," Firmino told a virtual news conference on Saturday.