Both sides posed threats to the other, but no goals were scored in the first half. Shijiazhuang once got a good chance to score in the 33rd minute when forward Liu Xingyu was clean through on goal but his low volley was easily saved by the keeper.
With reigning US Open champion Nadal, who cited concerns about traveling amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and an injury-hit Federer opting out of the event, Djokovic had been favorite to win another title in New York. Enditem
In the 69th minute, the Shenzhen side got another goal-scoring opportunity. However, Harold Preciado's close-range shot was saved by Shenhua goalkeeper Zeng Cheng and then John Mary's follow-up header hit the woodwork once again.
"It was a very good performance from my side. I managed to read his serve well," Djokovic said. "I found my way, especially after the first set. The second and third sets were a really great feeling on the court."
"I just don't know what to say, it was really close to a perfect moment," Vetter told World Athletics.
Havertz joined Leverkusen at the age of 11 in 2010 and made his debut for the senior team in 2016. He made a total of 118 Bundesliga appearances with 36 goals and 25 assists.
Osaka lost all three of her previous matches against Rogers, but this time she turned the tables and needed just one hour and 20 minutes to triumph.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Serena Williams rallied to defeat 2017 winner Sloane Stephens in the US Open third round and move into the women's singles last 16 on Saturday.
Uganda's journey to stardom has been long, and full of trials and tribulations, according to analysts.
Qingdao edged defending champion Zhejiang Nengyuan 3-2, as Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen, Wang Zhiyi and Wang Yilv/Huang Dongping all took straight sets in the men's doubles, women's singles and mixed doubles respectively, sealing the victory for the team after the first three matches.
"We are able to come out from the darkness and to celebrate our return to the table. This is a moment of immense joy for all members of the international table tennis family," the Chinese table tennis legend noted.