"After many months away from the table, it is extremely important for us to get international table tennis events back running again," said Steve Dainton, ITTF chief executive officer.
After dropping his serve to trail 6-5 in the first set of his fourth round match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, Djokovic angrily smashed a ball in frustration which struck the line judge in the neck, causing her to fall to the ground.
"I got a slipstream, found a gap and timed my sprint perfectly," he said. "But this is more of a surprise than the last win."
QUITO, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador head coach Gustavo Alfaro said Monday he feels obliged to guide Ecuador to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, despite the team's recent run of mediocre form.
Elsewhere, sixth seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy, tenth seed Andrey Rublev of Russia and Australia's Alex De Minaur all won their third round matches. Enditem
Mena struck in the 41st and 51st minutes at Estadio Victoria as the visitors secured their fifth win from eight matches.
"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."
In the other matches on Monday, Anhui defeated Jiangsu 3-2, while title favorites Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both extended their winning streak by beating Hunan Hualai 4-1 and Xiamen Tefang 4-1 respectively.
"It has been nearly 20 years since Beijing won the bid for the 2008 Games. Chinese people have developed a deep understanding about the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Winter Games over these two decades," Lin said.
The second chance for Hebei came in the stoppage time. In the 96th minute, Samir Memisevic made a direct pass forward, gifting Brazilian striker Marcos Vinicius Amaral Alves an easy tap-in to seal the victory.
It is the second time Jepchirchir has broken a world record over the distance. She registered her personal best of 1:05:06 in a mixed race three years ago in Ras Al Khaimah to set the world record, which only stood for eight months.