"Now, I participate in eight to 10 races a year. I ran one triathlon and three marathons in a month last year," said Gu, who hopes to compete in the next Boston Marathon.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was exactly trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand."
Zhang Weiwei, last year’s China LPGA Tour Order of Merit winner, shot a tournament low six-under 66 to finish one stroke back at the RMB500,000 event that was played without spectators. Zhang Yunjie, who led the tournament through 15 holes, was third at two shots off the pace following a 70. Liu Yan (69) was fourth, a shot further back.
Though it was clear that Djokovic had not intended to hit the line judge, organizers nevertheless said the Serbian was disqualified in accordance with the rules.
Also on Thursday, former Italian international Eder scored the winner to help Jiangsu Suning beat Shangdong Luneng 1-0.
Keeper Han Jiaqi made key saves to keep the three points for R&F, with Jianye unable to score in the second half.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was postponed by one year for the first time in Olympic history, and Dubi admitted a lot of work remained between now and the rescheduled summer of 2021 for Tokyo organizers.
"Two years should be enough to re-produce the materials. For large, three-dimensional materials that are hard to change, we will stay with the old emblem. At least we hope there won't be two different Paralympic Games emblems in the venues," Lin explained.
After a discussion of around 10 minutes between tournament referees and officials, Djokovic was disqualified from the match in accordance with the rules.
The clay-court Grand Slam, which was originally due to be held in May, will be staged from September 27 to October 11.
"Evanilson secured his transfer to a team in Portugal," the statement read, adding that the club tried unsuccessfully to keep him until the end of Brazil's 2020 domestic season.