"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.
Gu is popular in sporting circles of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. In addition to running, he also enjoys cycling and swimming. He has competed in marathons in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and other cities, and showed up as the oldest pacer at the International Marathon in Yinchuan, capital city of Ningxia. Gu also went to Tennessee in the United States alone to compete in a triathlon.
It was announced here on Thursday that Iran's national football team will play Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in friendly matches in October.
"It was a pity that we lost in stoppage time last game. We followed coach Van Bronckhorst's plan and all players focused on the game tonight, I'm glad to see that, and we deserved the win," said Saba.
Felix Bastians should have snapped Teda's winless run in the 85th minute but the German saw his penalty saved by goalkeeper Deng Xiaofei.
With white hair, sunglasses and professional sportswear, Gu is greeted by many people as he goes past them.
However, Nicolo Zaniolo's injury before the break cast a cloud over the Italians' victory. The Roma midfielder limped off in the first half following a collision with Donny van de Beek. Medical staff later confirmed that the 21-year-old had suffered "trauma" to his left knee and would undergo tests to "assess the full extent of the injury" when he returns to the Italian capital on Tuesday.
Though the visiting Lithuanian team had two good chances on goal in the first half, the score remained 0-0.
In March, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) postponed the 2021 AFCON qualifying matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an earlier match, Shenzhen edged defending champion Zhejiang 3-2, with both teams of similar strength showing their best from the very beginning.
The 2021 European Championship is probably utmost in the fans' minds. The German coach however is turning his thoughts to the 2024 continental tournament hosted by Germany.