"This victory is very important to me - I've worked so hard to get this win," said the 27-year-old Kazakh.
Liang Weikeng/Zheng Xuhui moved past Dong Weijie/Ni Bowen in the mixed doubles to overtake the lead for Shenzhen, while Han Qianxi overwhelmed Zhang Yiman in the women's singles to level for Zhejiang.
After dropping his serve to trail 6-5 behind in the first set of his fourth round match against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, Djokovic angrily smashed a ball in frustration, accidentally striking the line judge in the neck and causing her to fall to the ground.
This came after Barcelona insisted that he had to pay his 700 million-euro release clause to leave the club, while Messi argued that a clause in his contract meant he could leave for free.
Five hundred canoeing-lovers, led by famous athletes and representatives from all walks of life, set off from the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, and carried the relay through the waters of Qiandao Lake, the Xin'an River and Fuchun River in several counties of the city. In each part, 19 people played the role of leading navigator, symbolizing the 19th Asian Games.
TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran's national football team will play friendlies against Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as part of their preparation for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.
This February, Rojas set a world indoor record of 15.43m in Madrid, beating the previous mark of 15.36m held by Russia's Tatiana Lebedeva. Enditem
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador international winger Angel Mena converted two penalties as Leon moved to the top of the Liga MX Apertura standings on Friday with a 2-0 win at Necaxa.
"I was a little bit in shock," Carreno Busta said. "The rules are the rules. The referee and the supervisor did the right thing, but it's not easy to do it."
Both sides had chances to break the deadlock in the first half but missed them all.
France's Julian Alaphilippe, who lost the yellow jersey to Yates on Wednesday after being penalized for 20 seconds for taking a bottle inside the final 20km, sprinted late to finish one second ahead of the peloton.