Llorente and Joao Tomas will give hope for another top-three finish, but with no new faces so far this summer, there is no reason to think that Atletico will mount a serious title campaign.
"He's one of the big champions of the last decade, one of the very few active players, who won a Grand Slam tournament here in New York," Thiem said of Cilic. "Even though he's not on the top of his game, he's always dangerous for a deep run in these big tournaments. He's not a guy I want to face in the third round as he's a former champion. On a good day, he can beat anybody. It's going to be a real tough one." Enditem
In the last 10 minutes, both sides tried hard to find the net again but failed either. In the 88th minute, former Italian international Eder almost made it for Jiangsu, but his shot was saved by the goalpost. Enditem
Four-time CBSL champion Qingdao then took straight wins in the women's singles, women's doubles and men's singles, before Anhui defended some honor in the men's doubles as Liu Yi/Zhou Ziyi cruised past Guo Xinwa/Yu Jiajia 11-8, 11-8, 11-8.
The Austrian will now challenge 2014 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia in third round. Thiem has a 2-0 lead in their head-to-head series.
Kenin has won her last 10 major main draw matches after hoisting her first Grand Slam title at this year's Australian Open, but the Belgian proved too strong for her, advancing after just 74 minutes.
Lin, who now works for the Culture and Ceremonies Department of the Beijing 2022 organizing committee, emphasized that the removal of the words "PARALYMPIC GAMES" is a big step for the Games.
"Serena is Serena," Sakkari said after advancing earlier on Saturday by beating 19-year-old American Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 6-1. "You have to come up with some great tennis. Otherwise there is no chance against her." Enditem
The match looked like a one-side game in the first half as Evergrande firmly controled the initiative, but hardly could say they have real good chance under the tight defence of R&F.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- An international friendly between Mexico and Costa Rica could be called off because of the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUT) said on Tuesday.
"All the players have to stay in the two hotels booked by organizers without exception."