But he tightened up again when it came time to serve for the championship, allowing Thiem to break back.
XI'AN, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- China's 14th National Games is scheduled to be held between Sept. 15 and 27 in 2021 in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, released the organizer on a media conference on Thursday.
A brand new format will be taken over five days of competition action, and innovative scoring methods will be implemented.
Thirty intelligence solutions in 10 key areas were unveiled in August to improve the operational efficiency of the Games and provide athletes, spectators and tourists with top-notch services.
PARIS, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian forward Neymar has returned to training for Paris Saint-Germain with three other players after serving COVID-19 isolation for infections,PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Saturday.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the Beijing Ducks on Monday.
SHAOXING, China, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese sprinter Xie Zhenye said on Sunday that the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships next week would be an important test for him after a long period of training behind closed doors.
"We have another session tomorrow morning and we'll decide which players are able to play the game." the German coach added.
Although the process is quite tough, the Asian junior record holder still firmly believes that he can return to his best form soon.
The 58-year-old agreed to a 15-month contract following the sacking of Roger Machado last week.
"The media has mentioned it but nobody has approached me. It [the speculation] makes me happy because I think it's an acknowledgment of a good job, but there is nothing more in it than that. I'm focused on my work with Fortaleza. We hope that by the end of the championship we can extract the best of the team and stay in the first division of Brazilian football."