Duris might have doubled Slovakia's lead, but Israel goalkeeper Ofir Marciano was equal to his effort, and also saved well from Robert Bozenik late in the game.
"It is my first on-site competition of the year and I felt very excited. I have not thought too much about the result," said Huang, whose winning mark also equaled his career best set three years ago when winning the gold medal at the Chinese National Games in Tianjin.
The first set was dominated by the world No. 13, but Cirstea hung tough in the second and pinched it in the tiebreak. After that, Cirstea never looked back.
"It's going to be one of the young guys, I think, if you count Dominic Thiem as a young guy, as well. He obviously has a chance to win. Now I think it is the time where it gets really interesting. We'll see where we go from here," added the German.
BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is hopeful that Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 can proceed in good order despite the disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
2019-20 was a strange season for Atletico, who were well below their best for a long time - losing to third tier Cultural Leonesa in the Copa del Rey and dropping more points than usual in La Liga.
"Everything is focussed on the European Championships next year," the German national coach said after his side's first encounter after a ten-month-long break. The match against Spain in the Nations League ended in a 1-1 draw.
The German national record holder's effort is the second farthest throw of all time, just 72 centimeters behind Jan Zelezny's 98.48m world record set 24 years ago.
YINCHUAN, Sep. 6 (Xinhua) -- "Cycling 600 kilometers in 6 days! A wonderful trip to Qinghai Lake!" On 75-year-old Gu Dawo's WeChat Moments, this latest post has earned more than 100 likes. "It's not only an experience but also a challenge for me to complete the riding tour," Gu said of his first long ride on highlands over 3,000 meters above sea level.
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.
"I'm very happy to play a tough game with such wonderful shuttler. I was not cautious enough today and I felt nervous on some key points. But generally I think I performed well," said Chen.