On October 12, Dragan Skocic's men will host Tajikistan in the Iranian capital Tehran.
"I played pretty aggressively from the first ball, and that's pretty necessary against her because she's a great player who can hit a lot of great angles," Mertens said. "I tried to step into the court, and thankfully my first serve was working, so that was a big advantage."
Zverev will play against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who edged past Canadian player Denis Shapovalov 3-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(4), 0-6, 6-3 in another quarterfinal match. Enditem
Xie and her teammates have two training sessions every day, one hour at 5:50am and two hours at 4pm.
"Last year's French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly," the Australian added.
World champion Daniel Stahl took his 13th consecutive victory in the men's discus, with the Swede throwing 67.28m.
"It has been a challenging year for everyone and although I am disappointed on a tennis front, the health and well-being of my family and my team will always be my priority," she said. Enditem
NAIROBI, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Sheila Chelangat is set for her first competition at the Ostrava Golden Continental Tour on Tuesday after starting the season with a commanding victory at the national cross country championships in February before COVID-19 halted her dreams.
"It usually takes me at least an hour and a half to get this far, but this time I finished in less than an hour. There were thrilling moments, like encountering big waves and getting hit by another kayak, but overall it was pretty good," Shen said, gasping and smiling.
Ecuador will begin their South American zone qualifying campaign with a clash against Argentina in Buenos Aires on October 8. They will host Uruguay in Quito five days later. Enditem
"Honestly, it's unbelievable, I'm not sure I'm realising what's happening right now. It was such a crazy race and we capitalized on the red flag. To get my first win in Formula 1, I am struggling for words," said a disbelieving Gasly after the race.