PARIS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal, who is seeking his record 13th title at Roland Garros, eased through the first round with a comfortable 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 win over Belarusian Egor Gerasimov on Monday.
The runners-up, a joint team from Liaoning and Sichuan, finished in 3:53.12, and Guangdong took the third place in 3:53.39. Enditem
One player who is likely to miss out however, is striker Luka Jovic. The Serb was given a chance to show what he can do at the weekend, but produced another disappointing display (although he did provoke a red card for Betis defender Emerson). Everything points to Jovic being loaned out before the end of the season with Borja Mayoral remaining as backup to Karim Benzema.
Valencia were held 1-1 at home to newly-promoted Huesca in a game the visiting side probably deserved to win.
The 38-year-old central defender donned the Schalke jersey on 80 occasions between 2016 to 2019. The friendly Brazilian became a fan hero and enjoyed the highest respect among the supporters.
Elsewhere, Freiburg and Wolfsburg shared the spoils following a 1-1 stalemate as Josip Brekalo cancelled out Nils Petersen's opener. Enditem
Tang Muhan from Guangdong topped the women's 400m freestyle in 4:07.04, and Ma Yonghui and Zhang Ke, both from Hebei, took second and third places respectively.
Vital performers such as Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller demanded new faces after admitting to be exhausted after an energy sapping 2019/2020 season.
FIFA and African governing body CAF had earlier sent condolences to the Ghana Football Association and the bereaved families. Enditem
The 27-year-old Mokua, who holds personal best of 1:02:50 in the half marathon, suffered four broken ribs and a double fracture on his left hand during the incident in Nyahururu, some 190km from the capital Nairobi.
The single-leg match was played behind closed doors in the central city of Petah Tikva, after Beer Sheva's Turner stadium in southern Israel was closed in June due to structural concerns.