In the men's quarterfinals, German player Alexander Zverev was not at his flying best, but still found a way to win.
Finally, Banka said he was ready to "work with the U.S. Government on this" and called for unity from all stakeholders.
BERLIN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Entering his 15th year as Germany's head coach makes Joachim Loew the longest-serving national manager in international football.
Loew needs to carry out his plans despite an upcoming season that has never been packed with games as much as the 2020/2021 one.
The only other major issue for Real Madrid could be a lack of firepower, with Karim Benzema the club's top scorer with 21 league goals in 2019/20. The 32-year-old was excellent last season, but Zidane needs Luka Jovic to step up in order to take some of the pressure off the Frenchman. The coach will also hope Asensio, Vinicius and Rodrgyo can hit the target more often.
The first half saw tough play from both sides. Veteran Luiz Muriqui was subbed after just 23 minutes because of a thigh injury. Qingdao also made their first substitution a few minutes later.
Valladolid look to be solid but unspectacular, but should just have enough to stay up, while surely Celta must improve under coach Oscar Garcia after consecutive campaigns fighting to avoid the drop.
PARIS, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Belgian cyclist Wout Van Aert won the 7th stage of the 2020 Tour de France, a 168km ride from Millau to Lavaur, on Friday.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand. I did that very well today."
In the men's singles, Russian players Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev joined Thiem in the last eight while Australia's Alex De Minaur also advanced. Enditem
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