The 2014 World Cup-winning national coach is counting on a new tactical approach as two key factors play a vital role in his plans.
Gareth Bale continues to be an expensive problem, with relations between player, club and coach at an all-time low, and though Madrid are trying to move him on, his wages are clearly proving a problem for anyone interested in buying.
Meanwhile, Spain lacked in penetration and failed to pose danger in front of Germany's goal.
"I think lots of people didn't think it was possible to throw a javelin more than 95 meters in a closed stadium. I did it and I think there is a lot space for improvement. Very small differences, tiny differences, can make a difference of many meters."
"Our director was against the idea at first, but we did this once in 2013 and it worked, I won," said Sagan, who finished 13th after his bike lost its chain in the sprint. Enditem
Djokovic's exit means there will be a first-time Grand Slam champion in the men's draw.
SIPG remain unbeaten with six wins and two draws before the match. They kept offense flowing and had a point-blank chance on 34 minutes, while captain Hulk blasted a close-range shot that was saved by China Fortune keeper Bao Yaxiong.
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.
Belarus's Victoria Azarenka advanced into the quarterfinals after rallying past Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
"My team has adapted to the training system of the South Korean style. Although the preparation period of the season has been greatly prolonged due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the players have shown very positive attitudes in these months," the South Korean said.
The trio allows Loew to rely on fast counterattacks after winning the ball with high-pressing tactics.