For Shao Ting, another national player changing her club during the off-season, the league's organizer has done an excellent job in terms of anti-virus measures.
The 2019 ATP Finals champion will face Russia's Andrey Rublev for a semifinals place in the next round. The 22-year-old Rublev recovered from a one set down and trailed by 5-2 in the second to knock out Marton Fucsovics 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the last men's round of 16 clash.
It is the second time for Ziyuan County to hold such an international race, the route of which covers several 4A-level scenic spots.
In eight games played in front of the empty stands of the Reale Arena, 'La Real' has suffered four defeats and its only win was against relegated Espanyol. Down the road in Bilbao, Athletic Club - another side that is usually tough to beat at home - has lost its last four home games. It certainly looks as if the teams with the most passionate home fans are the ones who are missing them most.
Mikel Oyarzabal's penalty after a slightly harsh handball decision opened the scoring in the 29th minute and Real Sociedad had the game completely under control before goals from Mikel Merino and Portu in the 78th and 81st minutes assured the three points.
Carvajal's injury will allow Alvaro Odriozola the chance to establish himself in the side. The defender signed from Real Sociedad two years ago has struggled to find game time with Carvajal ahead of him in the pecking order and spent part of last season on loan at Bayern Munich. Enditem
"We had a good start in each set, but in the second set, when one of the opponents left the court with an injury, I felt our players relaxed a bit mentally. Then I asked for a time out to prevent our team from losing ground. There is no doubt that we played well in the last two sets," said Tianjin head coach Wang Baoquan.
As opposed to early sluggishness last game, Xinjiang heated quickly into the game with a 10-0 surge on Shanghai's consecutive turnovers, before Bao Meng's jumper snapped Shanghai's scoring drought over six minutes. Xinjiang set up a 10-point cushion as the first quarter ran out.
"We didn't deal well with some details in the first half and conceded many errors," added the Chinese international.
Eibar midfielder Pape Diop was sent off for the second time this season with 18 minutes remaining, but Rodrigues' later header gave them three vital points in injury time. The visitors also had to thank goalkeeper Marco Dmitrovic for an excellent penalty save with the score at 1-1.
Other leading clubs in Europe announced similar figures. Manchester United shipwrecked with an 80 million offer for Jadon Sancho as Borussia Dortmund demanded 120.