Messi failed to appear for routine PCR tests on August 20 ahead of Barca's return to training, and did not attend any of the sessions under new coach Ronald Koeman.
With reigning US Open champion Nadal, who cited concerns about traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and an injury-hit Federer opting out of the event, Djokovic had been favorite to win another title in New York. Enditem
Both sides had chances to break the deadlock in the first half but missed them all. Shanghai Shenhua midfielder Cao Yunding's left-footed shot hit the post in the seventh minute. Shenzhen almost scored the opener in the last minutes going into the halftime break when Ole Selnaes' free kick was also denied by the crossbar.
Despite a rare disappointing day, Hamilton still convincingly leads the drivers' championship with 164 points. Second-placed Bottas closes the gap slightly with 117 points, while Verstappen remains on 110 points and drops to third.
Liu was victorious in the 2019 Women's World Cup, defeating 2017 winner Zhu in last year's final.
"Many parts of the region continue to have very challenging public health situations, and that has been a key factor in this decision," read a statement on FIFA's official website on Tuesday.
China Fortune struggled to cope with the intensity but were 1-0 up in the 45th minute following midfielder Wang Qiuming snapping up the rebound into the net after Brazilian Paulinho's attempt hit the post.
Although they face a tight schedule with another seven internationals until mid-November, Loew is adjusting his traditional approach to his new generation.
“I learned a lot from this round. I have to work more on putts, especially putting under the gun. I feel I played great for the first 14 holes, now I feel a little disappointed. The trophy slipped away from my hands.”
"You can feel it in your body when you have a good throw, mostly you feel the whole energy behind it, from the right toe to the chest to the hands. In the javelin you need your whole body. But it's really hard to explain - you feel it for less than one second. But then you realize that it was a huge throw," he explained.
Georgia's Iuri Tabatadze(L) vies with France's Christ-Emmanuel Maouassa during the qualifying match of European U21 Championships 2021 between Georgia and France in Gori, Georgia, Sept 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Kulumbegashvili Tamuna)