"We are in a very strange situation, after a lot of months without much tennis, especially for me, that I didn't play in America, I don't know if it's a positive thing or a negative thing," Nadal said when asked how important it was to keep the early-round matches short and sweet.
"We are an experienced team and know that we can do well without very important players," Gareca told reporters. "We have to be mentally prepared and make sure we are focused from the very first minute of the first match."
Fekri has already played in Esteghlal for 13 years over two stints. Enditem
Resentful of refereeing, Wuhan coach Li Xin was given two technical fouls in a row resulting in her ejection early in the last quarter. Wuhan could not truly put a scare into Xinjiang during the second half.
Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return during the men's singles third round match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Stefano Travaglia of Italy at French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros, in Paris, France on Oct. 2, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
Al Nassr broke the deadlock with a penalty in the 35th minute before Abdi Mehdi Qara leveled for Persepolis just six minutes later.
Jiangsu took to attacking the basket from the paint early on, before going up 20-9 on a 14-0 surge.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.
The Austrian, and two-time finalist in Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019, reached the fourth round in Paris for the five consecutive year.
SHANGHAI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese men's national football team has started a six-day training camp here on Sunday during the break of the Chinese Super League (CSL).