Williams said: "It was intense I have to say. We always have some really incredible matches and it brings out the best of my fitness when I play Sloane. I tried to stay calm and be more serene after the loss of the first set. I knew it was important for me just to keep trying, just to keep going."
The midfielder then posted a message to fans on social media as he prepared to undergo surgery to repair his ACL.
"He's a very solid player, maybe doesn't possess any big weapons, but every shot is very good," Djokovic said of Busta. "He returns a lot of balls, so I've got to be ready for a lot of exchanges. It's going to be a demanding match physically and mentally. Hopefully I'll be able to continue the good performance that I had tonight."
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given special dispensation to the country's male and female under 17 and under 20 teams to resume their respective camps to prepare for major international assignments.
After a 52-minute battle of men's doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Ren Xiangyu of Ruichang rallied from two sets down to defeat Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen 10-12, 7-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-7. Li Shipei then triumphed in the men's singles against Tan Zhendong to help Ruichang tie the match 2-2.
A newly-promoted side in the Chinese division two league, Chang'an Athletic finished the 2019 season in 9th place on the 16-team table.
At the wrong end of the table, Elche, who did well to earn promotion through the play-offs, will expect to suffer, especially after replacing the popular coach Pacheta with Jorge Almiron, who has never coached in Europe.
"He's one of the big champions of the last decade, one of the very few active players, who won a Grand Slam tournament here in New York," Thiem said of Cilic. "Even though he's not on the top of his game, he's always dangerous for a deep run in these big tournaments. He's not a guy I want to face in the third round as he's a former champion. On a good day, he can beat anybody. It's going to be a real tough one." Enditem
The Bayern defender refers to the fact that most of Germany's new faces have known each other for many years, having played in the same club or Germany's youth teams.
WADA said in a statement on Friday that several government representatives have expressed concerns "relative to threats from the United States Government to withdraw funding from the Agency if WADA did not fulfill a number of conditions."
Pepe's agent, Adriano Spadoto, traveled to London this week for talks with Wolves representatives, the Globo Esporte news outlet said.