“The last three holes were the crucial part. I had a three-putt bogey at the 16th hole where I missed a three-foot par putt. I also missed a 10-footer for birdie at the next hole. At the last hole I hit over the green. I knew then game over,” said the 22-year-old Hainan native.
"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."
After dropping his serve to trail 6-5 in the first set of his fourth round match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, Djokovic angrily smashed a ball in frustration which struck the line judge in the neck, causing her to fall to the ground.
"We will examine the rules to see if they need to be strengthened in light of the current situation. As always, due process will be followed and this will be a matter for discussion and consultation," said Banka, who assumed his role at the beginning of this year.
"My team has adapted to the training system of the South Korean style. Although the preparation period of the season has been greatly prolonged due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the players have shown very positive attitudes in these months," the South Korean said.
"But we are optimistic because we know we can do it because we have a fantastic partnership with Tokyo and an equally strong partnership with Beijing," he added.
Liang Ruiji and Li Jingmin from Guangdong finished first and second respectively in the individual dressage race, and Penpa Tsering from Tibet came third.
In the other matches of the day, Xiamen Tefang edged Shenzhen Nankeda 4-1, while Zhejiang Nengyuan defeated Anhui Souyu 3-2. Enditem
"Additionally, several countries across the confederation have travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, which would make international football involving 30 national teams extremely difficult."
There were also many hand sanitizing points and people were asked to keep two meters distance from one another.
The result at Morumbi stadium marked Sao Paulo's fourth victory in five matches and lifted the Tricolor to second, a point behind Internacional.