"He's a very solid player, maybe doesn't possess any big weapons, but every shot is very good," Djokovic said of Busta. "He returns a lot of balls, so I've got to be ready for a lot of exchanges. It's going to be a demanding match physically and mentally. Hopefully I'll be able to continue the good performance that I had tonight."
BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday announced a restart plan for international table tennis, with the Women's World Cup, the Men's World Cup and the ITTF Finals to be staged in China in November.
Scotland now leads Group 2 with four points, with the Czechs second on three. Israel sit third with two points, with Slovakia bottom with only a single point gained over the first two matches. Enditem
Reigning champion Barty said there were two reasons for her decision to skip the clay-court tournament, which is scheduled to take place in Paris from September 27 to October 11.
BRATISLAVA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- After losing to traditional rivals the Czech Republic 3-1 on Friday, Slovakia once again failed to win and dropped points after a 1-1 draw in Israel in UEFA Nations League Group B2.
However, Nicolo Zaniolo's injury before the break cast a cloud over the Italians' victory. The Roma midfielder limped off in the first half following a collision with Donny van de Beek. Medical staff later confirmed that the 21-year-old had suffered "trauma" to his left knee and would undergo tests to "assess the full extent of the injury" when he returns to the Italian capital on Tuesday.
Both sides posed threats to the other, but no goals were scored in the first half. Shijiazhuang once got a good chance to score in the 33rd minute when forward Liu Xingyu was clean through on goal but his low volley was easily saved by the keeper.
"It really hurt me that people could think I would be able to go to court against Barcelona for my own benefit. I would never do something like that," commented the striker.
BARCELONA, Sep.7 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi showed up at FC Barcelona's training field on Monday for the first time since the 33-year-old forward announced his intention to leave the club 11 days ago.
"Water sports encourage people to embrace nature. It is particularly meaningful to let more people know about water sports and pay more attention to the Asian Games through this kind of activity," noted Meng, who is now head of the Water Sports Management Center of Zhejiang province.
"We do not know which contract you have analyzed and what is the basis for you to conclude that it has a "recession clause" which is applicable if the player decides to unilaterally extend this contract."