For good reason, the German coach refuses to talk about winning the 2021 title or naming his side as one of the favorites.
"If we can exert our speed and strength, we young players are able to beat experienced ones in the 11-point competition system," said Han Qianxi.
Felix Bastians should have snapped Teda's winless run in the 85th minute but the German saw his penalty saved by goalkeeper Deng Xiaofei.
After successful completing the distance, his emotions turned to "delighted and surprised."
"There's no past Grand Slam champions left in the draw," said fifth seed Alexander Zverev from Germany, who made light work of Spain's Alejandro Davidovich 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in another fourth round match.
BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) on Friday announced a restart plan for international table tennis, with the Women's World Cup, the Men's World Cup and the ITTF Finals to be staged in China in November.
David Kimuli, a sports fan, told Xinhua in a recent interview that despite the little resources invested in sports, local athletes continue to prove that a lot more can be achieved if more is invested.
Both sides have won their past two matches, and were eager to continue the run of good form. Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon caught a long pass from Zhang Chong and made a quick shot in the 23rd minute, helping Dalian take the lead for the first half.
Unless they can seal the return of Javi Martinez from Bayern Munich, Athletic Club Bilbao will also rely on youngsters such as Jon Morcillo and Unai Vencedor and, like their neighbors, will also hope to challenge for Europe, along with Getafe, who missed out last season after fading in the final weeks.
“I said to myself it’s a round of 18 holes. The competition won’t end until the last hole. After that I still wanted one more birdie to have a firm leading position. I didn’t but I still won. That’s the key point.”
Indeed the worry for some must be that last season saw the beginning of diminishing returns for Simeone and although he has always been able to maintain his team looking refreshed and motivated, 2020-21 might just be a season too far for Simeone's defensive style unless he is willing to be more proactive in attack. Enditem