"I have come to the difficult decision to skip the clay court swing this year and will be taking the remainder of the season off to focus on my health and my training," the world number seven said.
Brazil's Santos also moved within sight of a berth in the next round with a 2-1 win over 10-man Delfin in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta.
"We have to agree with the goalless draw as the match was evenly balanced. We have some room for improvement, but I am sure that we are going to score many goals soon," Leverkusen goalkeeper Hradecky said. Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid began the defense of their La Liga title with a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad on Sunday night in a game they controlled for long stretches but created few clear-cut chances.
Guoan now sits second in Group B with 25 points, with two rounds in the first stage remaining, and has booked a spot in Group C for the championship race.
Omar Al Soma (R, front) of Al Ahli Saudi FC vies with Farshid Esmaeili(L, front) of Esteghlal FC during the AFC Asian Champions League group A football match between Esteghlal FC of Iran and Al Ahli Saudi FC of Saudi Arabia in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 23, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
Dalian Pro and Guangzhou R&F are tied with 11 points, ranking sixth and seventh respectively with three games left in the Suzhou division before the match. Both sides need a victory to keep their hope alive of finishing among the top four.
Opponent Real Betis has started the campaign well under Manuel Pellegrini and the former Real Madrid coach looks to have added steel to a side which flattered to deceive last season.
The HAGOC also started a global appeal for the slogan of volunteers. Applicants can submit their proposal online, by post or on site to the HAGOC office over the next five weeks.
"I am glad to have been declared fit to compete after missing the opening leg of the series. I am also excited to compete in the 1,500m, I am really looking forward to running the shorter distance on Friday," Kipruto, who boasts a personal best of 3:39.57 in the 1,500m told Xinhua on Tuesday.
Viera bagged his second with a stunning free kick in the 56th minute, before Cedric Bakambu added the fifth in the 85th minute.