"I really wanted to give an effort here. It's my Achilles that didn't have enough to properly heal after the Open. I was able to get it somewhat better, but just looking long-term in this tournament, will I be able to get through enough matches? For me, I don't think I could," said the three-time Roland Garros winner.
"I am just trying my best every single day. I am working hard in every practise to try to be better and better in every match," Nadal said,"Today was not that cold, so that's the main thing, the conditions are not that bad."
"Alize is good at playing on clay court. She is resilient and flexible in tactics. You won't never beat her with ease." Enditem
QINGDAO, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese swimmers broke the world record of the mixed 4X100m medley relay in 3 minutes 38.41 seconds at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Thursday.
The prestigious table tennis event will head to the African continent for the first time since Cairo, Egypt in 1939.
PARIS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Czech Karolina Pliskova survived a first-round scare at the French Open on Tuesday as the second seed rallied to beat Egypt's qualifier Mayar Sherif 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-4 to advance to second round.
Wang Lili contributed a game-high 22 points. Han pocketed 16 points and nine rebounds. Wang Siyu and Liu each bagged 13.
XINING, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 China Youth Ice Hockey Tournament Division U12 began here on Thursday, the first domestic ice hockey tournament since the beginning of 2020.
Playing in place of the injured striker Kim Shin-Wook, substitute Bi Jinhao seized the opportunity with a close-range shot in the 25th minute and added a second goal on 41 minutes to ensure Shenhua on course grasping the last spot to race for championship.
"This also reflects the ever-increasing international appeal of table tennis, which is extremely pleasing to see as we continue to work hard to make the sport more global in the future," he added.
"If we want to develop our leagues, we have to consider club licensing seriously. We want to help our member associations with the implementation and development of the system. Club licensing is mandatory, and CAF will supervise the implementation process," Baffoe said.