"It's top players, so if you wait for the mistake it's never going to happen," Garcia said. "If you let Pliskova breeze and take your serve, you're never going to make a return, and then it's 6-4, 6-4 and you're done in one hour."
"We are delighted to enter this exciting new partnership with TCL, following our hugely successful collaboration over the last two years," FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said.
Djokovic will face Jan-Lennard Struff for a spot in the round of 16. The German needed one hour and 40 minutes to move past American Michael Mmoh 6-2, 6-2, 7-5.
Jumbo Team's Van Aert produced a powerful sprint in the slight uphill finish to win by half a wheel ahead of Cees Bol and Sam Bennett.
"Our original partnership was mainly focused on the World Cup in China. We are thrilled that this has now expanded to be a more all-encompassing partnership across all FIBA competitions."
With Ajax, Van de Beek won the Eredivisie and the KNVB Cup in 2019 and made it to the semifinals of that year's UEFA Champions League. The midfielder has also been capped 10 times for the Dutch national team. Enditem
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"It was a heavy finish. It was maybe the most easy stage I ever did in a cycling race because there was no breakaway, not a high pace at all, but then the last hour was really hectic with the wind," Van Aert said.
"We have to own the questions of leadership, we have to own the questions of policy, and there's a lot to be discussed here on that in the future. It's heartbreaking," CNN quoted the owner of the Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) as saying.