"This is the first formal game since the pandemic, to me, it is a test which will provide a reference for my following winter training." Enditem
Adi Hutter's men gained momentum and sealed the deal five minutes later after Silva set up for Dost, who netted the 2-0 lead with a header from close range.
In the second set, Zverev was still the one that called the shots, storming to a 5-1 lead after breaking twice. Thiem broke back once, but the German held his own serve to take the set 6-4.
Ren Xiangyu/Huang Yaqiong of Ruichang lost to He Jiting/Wei Yaxin 11-9, 13-11, 7-11, 11-8 in a fierce mixed doubles battle, before their teammates earned the next three points in the women's singles, women's doubles and men's singles respectively.
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Venue construction for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games is right on track as all ice rinks set to stage the Olympic competitions will be ready to produce ice by the end of this year, officials said.
"Seven is my favorite number, so I guess it's meant to be," Azarenka said, joking about the gap between major final appearances. "I'm very grateful for this opportunity, to be able to play such a champion in a semifinal. The road to the final requires you to beat the best players, and today was definitely that day."
Flick claims only to have 16 quality players, including the trouble-causing cases.
3. Important to start well for Eibar and Celta
BERLIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Second-half goals from Joshua Sargent and Tahith Chong helped Werder Bremen to beat lower-league team Carl Zeiss Jena 2-0 whereas Union Berlin needed extratime to beat second-division club Karlsruhe courtesy of Nico Schlotterbeck's sole goal in the opening round of the German Cup on Saturday.
The next edition of the FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022. Enditem
The shorthanded German coach had to field several youngsters like 18-year-old league debutants Kays Ruiz-Atil and Arnaud Kalimuendo and 20-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka in the starting line-up in Wednesday's match.