BERLIN, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Despite facing presumably the most stressful season ever, German coach Joachim Loew is on the way of preparing his team to win the 2021 continental title.
In the deciding game of mixed doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Lin Lingfang scored the narrow win against world No. 2 Wang Yilv/Huang Dongping 7-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 13-11, sealing the victory for Ruichang.
"BWF's highest priority remains the health and safety of all players and personnel participating in upcoming international tournaments," it said.
For good reason, the German coach refuses to talk about winning the 2021 title or naming his side as one of the favorites.
It was a tough day for all cyclists as the mountainous stage 8, a 141km ride to Loudenvielle, featured three challenging ascents which scattered the peloton.
Williams's ambition of securing a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title remains alive as she moved into the women's quarterfinals after an immensely hard-fought 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 victory over Maria Sakkari of Greece, while Thiem had a much easier time with a 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-1 win against Canadian rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime in the men's draw.
Both sides had chances to break the deadlock in the first half but missed them all.
Peters, 26, who is riding in his maiden Tour de France, produced a brilliant long-range solo breakaway to record his first stage win, leading Toms Skujins and Carlos Verona, who arrived at the same time, by 47 seconds.
Last season saw goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois show why Madrid signed him from Chelsea, while the defense of Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy was the tightest in the league.
So, domestically at least, Real Madrid have to be favorites, but after two successive failures in Europe, will they be distracted by the desire to win a 14th Champions League title? Enditem
PARIS, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Britain's Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey of the 2020 Tour de France after an arduous stage 8 on Saturday, as local rookie rider Nans Peters won the stage.