"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand. I did that very well today."
"But we are optimistic because we know we can do it because we have a fantastic partnership with Tokyo and an equally strong partnership with Beijing," he added.
"For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can't wait to meet all the players and the trainers. Yeah," said the 21-year-old, who arrives from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
The 2021 European Championship is probably utmost in the fans' minds. The German coach however is turning his thoughts to the 2024 continental tournament hosted by Germany.
The striker argued that a clause in his contract, which is due to expire in June 2021, allowed him to leave on a free transfer at the end of the 2019/20 season and that he wanted to take up the option.
Orient Xiamen is a 6,342-yard, par-72 layout designed by Ronald Fream and TK Pen
If Quintero's transfer to Shenzhen materializes, he will be the second Colombian in the team's squad, joining forward Harold Preciado.
The start of the race was done in smaller groups of a few hundred people, as opposed to the usual big launch of several thousand.
Awaiting him in the next round is 20th seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
BUDAPEST, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of 5,600 runners from some 600 countries took part in Sunday's Budapest Wizz Half Marathon, a fraction of the tens of thousand participants usually taking the scenic route.
"Our director was against the idea at first, but we did this once in 2013 and it worked, I won," said Sagan, who finished 13th after his bike lost its chain in the sprint. Enditem