"I just started playing maybe a little bit more aggressive because if I would have played the way I played, that's not the level for a quarterfinal match of a Grand Slam," Zverev said. "I had to start playing better and I was a little bit more consistent then as well. My serve got better and I said to myself, 'I'm down 6-1, 4-2, I have nothing to lose.'"
BERLIN, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The unsolved future of David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara is causing anxiety for 2020 treble winners Bayern Munich.
In the penalty shootout, Hoffenheim's goalkeeper Baumann saved two penalties while Bickel missed the target from the spot, allowing Hoffenheim to advance into the second round.
The other three players are Argentine duo Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, and goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Even though it is only the first game of the campaign, both teams will be desperate to kick off with three points.
"The AFC Executive Committee recognized that the pandemic has affected the ability of the AFC to deliver its competitions," the Asian football governing body said in a statement.
Aymeric Laporte's positive test for COVID-19 means he could miss the start of the campaign, but the Frenchman is vital to City's options.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Italian international Graziano Pelle scored in Shandong Luneng's 1-1 with Shanghai Shenhua at the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Tuesday.
BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese national women's volleyball championship will be held from September 17 to October 3 in Jiangmen, south China's Guangdong province, the Chinese Volleyball Association (CVA) announced here on Thursday.
The Bayern defeat led to new elections for club President being called for March, Ronaldo Koeman replacing Quique Setien as coach, the start of a mass dressing room clear-out and Leo Messi saying he wanted to leave.
Madrid claimed last season's title with an impressive run of results in the last 11 games of the season and with coach Zidane Zidane's options improved by returning loanees Martin Odegaard and Alvaro Odriozola (and perhaps Sergio Reguilon), he maintains a balanced squad, despite the likely departure of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez's move to England, neither of whom contributed much to their title win.