"World Table Tennis was born, as the times require, and predictably, this is the perfect opportunity to create great value for the sport, and to demonstrate the true value of the top players and fans," he stated.
Under the blazing sun, the construction of the Hangzhou West Railway Station is well underway. The comprehensive transportation hub that integrates multiple means of transportation, and expected to have its underground structure finished by August, is a key support project for the Games.
Most Chinese internationals are expected to participate in the tournament with all the games to be played behind closed doors.
XI'AN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon midfielder Raoul Loe has joined China League One side Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic, the club revealed on Thursday.
Elsewhere, Relentless Borussia Monchengladbach whitewashed lower league side FC Oberneuland 8-0. Cologne crushed VSG Altglienicke 6-0 while Augsburg showed no mercy following a 7-0 victory over Eintracht Celle, and Wolfsburg moved past Union Furstenwalde 4-1. Enditem
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum (R) is dispossessed by Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips during the English Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leeds United FC at Anfield in Liverpool, Britain, Sept. 12, 2020. (Xinhua)
Liu Cheng/Li Yinhui earned the opening point for Xiamen in the mixed doubles, before Olympic champion Chen Long suffered a straight-set loss to young shuttler Ren Pengbo 11-7, 11-5, 11-4.
PARIS, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain opened their Ligue 1 title defence with a shock 1-0 defeat at newly-promoted Lens.
Chelsea have been big movers this summer to give Frank Lampard a squad to challenge for the title.
As the match moved deep into the fifth set, it became more about mental fortitude than technical skill. Zverev fought through nerves by moving forward and was rewarded by breaking Thiem at 4-3 with an aggressive forehand.
"The VNL will be especially important next season as we work to define and prepare the group of players we'll be taking to Tokyo for the Olympics," the veteran coach explained.