But he proved again that once he walks onto the clay court, he is the man to beat.
"Through the planning and delivery of these extremely strict and effective protocols, I am delighted that we will be able to successfully complete the AFC Champions League, despite the enormous challenges in this unprecedented year, as we promised all our stakeholders," he said.
Liu Jiacen pocketed a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds. Cao Junwei led Shandong in points (26), rebounds (5), and assists (4).
BARCELONA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona's chances of signing Manchester City's Spain international defender Eric Garcia in the January transfer window received a boost on Thursday when he was left out of City's squad for the Champions League.
Jia said that he had made plans for a three-phase training camp ahead of the playoff.
"I've already done it in Australia," said the 21-year-old Kenin, "I've had tough matches these past two weeks and I'm so excited to be in the final. It's incredible. I'm going to enjoy this moment today and get ready for the final tomorrow (on Saturday)."
To open a club is a milestone for Feng and its significance may be no less than a trophy. As a golfer born and raised in Guangzhou, Feng has always hoped to be an ambassador for golf in her hometown.
In another game on Monday, Shanghai pulled off an overwhelming victory over Dongguan 68-54.
The player, who was born in the outskirts of Barcelona 24 years ago, decided to join Spain rather than his parents' homeland and made his debut as a 62nd minute substitute in Spain's 0-0 draw away to Portugal on Wednesday night.
Honda, who joined the Rio de Janeiro club in February, capitalized on an errant clearance from goalkeeper Luan Polli to lash an unstoppable 20-yard shot into the top left corner.
"I am of course disappointed as we grabbed the lead three times yet we shared the spoils. We talked about this issue in the past and we will have to talk about it again," said Germany coach Joachim Low.