Djokovic beat Norway's Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-3. The Serb will face eight-seeded Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the men's final.
Knowing that a two-goal margin win would secure their place in the Round of 16 alongside Al Ahli and ahead of Al Shorta, Esteghlal pressed hard from the outset and opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Mehdi Ghaedi, assisted by Farshid Esmaeili on the edge of the box, drilled a powerful drive that nestled into the bottom corner despite Al Owais' best efforts to save the shot.
"The event will also give us an opportunity to try out electronic timing machines considering that some of the gadgets were sent to Brussels for calibration and are now back. We need to see if they are in order and not faulty," Mutwii said. Enditem
"I am shocked and saddened to learn of the death of eight young sons of our great football family who died following a car accident on Saturday. I hasten to extend to you, on behalf of all members of the CAF Executive Committee, the sincerest condolences and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured," he said.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was without Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Isco, but he produced a surprise by including Martin Odegaard, who spent last season on loan in San Sebastian, in his starting 11 and leaving Casemiro on the subs bench.
Prior to the game, both sides needed a victory to secure them a top four berth with only two games left in the Suzhou division.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Beijing Guoan secured the top four place in Group B after completing a 5-1 victory against Qingdao Huanghai, while Hebei China Fortune beat Tianjin Teda 1-0, putting the latter at the bottom of Group B in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
"The Club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative," it added.
The match was decisive to both teams, as only two rounds were left in the first phase. Sierra Leone striker Buya Turay broke the deadlock for Hebei in the 7th minute with a volley from a cross by Marcao.
MADRID, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona on Monday announced that they have reached an agreement to loan Senegalese international full back Moussa Wague to Greek side PAOK Salonika for the remainder of the season.
MADRID, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid kicked off their title defense with a draw away to Real Sociedad this weekend, while Villarreal showed their firepower and Granada ended a perfect week. Here are some things we learned during Matchday 2 in La Liga.