"I like beach volleyball more, and I can better control the ball. But it's still uneasy for us in a contest, because you will lose without effort," said Bai. "So I take skill trainings at least eight hours a day and stamina trainings three or four times a week."
"I was expecting another level of play, something else, but it's normal. We haven't played for a year," the six-time Ballon d'Or winner said. "It's the anxiety of the first game. The important thing is to keep growing as we have done since the  Copa America.
Muto reassured reporters on Friday that the Tokyo Olympics will be held, saying, "Next year, the Tokyo 2020 Games will be held. That is our determination. That is also the determination of the Japanese government and our prime minister."
The record Roland Garros winner grabbed it, firing an ace to end the two-hour-and-41-minute final with a love game. He then kneeled down, smiled widely and pumped his arms. It was the fourth time he has won his favourite tournament without conceding a set.
The result came less than two days after Vasco sacked manager Ramon Menezes and named their under-20 coach Alexandre Grasseli as his interim replacement. Enditem
Among the newcomers are Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz and Atletico Madrid left-back Renan Lodi, both of whom belied their lack of international experience with assured performances at Corinthians Arena.
Triggering the fulfilment of the new generation's potential requires more encouragement and time.
The world No.53, who is also in the doubles semifinals along with Nicole Melichar, had lost just 23 games in her six matches prior to the final showdown.
"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.
"Many people informed me of that, but I never thought of scoring 43 points today. It was a recognition for me over the past 16 seasons," said Ji, who took charge of Daqing in the 2017-18 season.
The fifth-ranked team will advance to an inter-continental playoff over two legs. Enditem