MADRID, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Another season lies ahead for Atletico Madrid, but despite their third-place finish in the 2019-2020 campaign, they go into the new season with more doubts hanging over Diego Simeone's side than at any time since he took over as coach in 2011.
"It's good that I managed to win in three sets and with a day off and just a three-setter to play, I'm feeling good," said last year's runner-up Medvedev.
Joining them on the list are Japanese Harimoto Tomokazu and Niwa Koki, and Timo Boll from Germany.
Under CONCACAF's qualifying format, the winners of each of the six first-round groups will play a two-legged knockout tie for a place in the last phase. Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras have already secured a place in the final round by virtue of their rankings.
"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."
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.
Defending champion Egan Bernal also arrived with the leading group and was able to improve his overall ranking to second place.
Loew is demanding intensive pressing and counterattacks to address the needs of modern football.
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Barty wished the players and the French Federation all the best for a successful tournament and said she was now looking to a long preseason and the summer in Australia.
The first set was dominated by the world No. 13, but Cirstea hung tough in the second and pinched it in the tiebreak. After that, Cirstea never looked back.