"It's a great motivation for me to want to do well this tournament, but for the most part I feel like I've been in quarantine and practising for so long, so I prefer to play matches," Osaka said.
The competition in Lausanne's Place de l'Europe played host to a fascinating duel between Duplantis and two-time world champion Sam Kendricks from the United States, whose best jump was 6.02 meters.
There were also second round wins for fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, fifth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany and seventh seed David Goffin of Belgium.
Bale added that despite apparently not being in Zidane's plans, Madrid had stopped him moving last season.
"There have been other instances where we have tried to go but the club won't allow it, or they've done something. I want to play football, I am still motivated to play football, so I guess it's on the club. They are in control of everything. I have a contract, all I can do is carry on what I am doing and hopefully something comes up," said Bale. Enditem
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Top seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic suffered a surprise defeat to France's Caroline Garcia in the second round of the US Open on Wednesday.
The announcement was made Thursday at the IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, the world's leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, in Berlin.
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The match ended in a goalless draw, despite Botafogo's 17 shots on goal to Coritiba's seven.
Luneng, who lost to Dalian Pro 1-0 in the last round, hit the woodwork twice during the game against Suning.
LAUSANNE, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Armand Duplantis from Sweden set a season's best 6.07 meters in the pole vault at the Wanda Diamond League meeting here on Wednesday, securing the highest outdoor pole vault jump for 26 years.