"We didn't show clear tactics in defense, giving many baskets to their key players and losing many rebounds in the last quarter," he noted. Enditem
The Serbian was trying to come back in the third set, converting his first breakpoint after losing the previous four in the sixth game. But a deadly double-fault in the 11th gave Nadal a chance to serve for the title.
"We would like all athletes to focus on their practise without worries," said Muto. Enditem
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic hits a return during the women's singles semifinal match against Sofia Kenin of the United States at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
The top four teams at the end of the South American zone's 18-round qualifying tournament will earn an automatic place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The fifth-ranked side will advance to an intercontinental playoff over two legs. Enditem
PARIS, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Greece's fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has done everything and gave all out in a nearly-four-hour match against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, saving match points and clawing back from 0-2 down to earn a deciding set, but all denied by a dominating top seed in the decider as the Serbian secured a 6-3, 6-2, 5-7, 4-6, 6-1 semifinal victory to advance his fifth French Open final.
The Heat led for most of the game, thanks to brilliant performances from Butler and Robinson, but the Lakers came roaring back in the fourth quarter to take the lead behind the outstanding play of James.
The two greats had met more than any other two players in the Open era, a record 55 times before Sunday's showdown, with Djokovic holding a 29-26 lead.
"They carried it out quite well," said Ji after 45 minutes of play, despite her exhaustion and swollen Achilles tendon. "Everything has paid off."
The first half produced only one solid chance when Slovakia's Ondrej Duda tested visiting goalkeeper Darren Randolph in the final minute.
"I think I'm still same clay player as I was before, but I just think that I kind of find those conditions here and I'm still mentally tough," said Kvitova. "I played indoor, outdoor, sun, wind, whatever. But everything I was there, I think eight years ago, kind of same."