"The pandemic really has affected us tremendously. But I have not wasted my time. Instead, I kept improving my techniques. I was ready for this competition," he added.
Elsewhere, sixth seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy, tenth seed Andrey Rublev of Russia and Australia's Alex De Minaur all won their third round matches. Enditem
Meanwhile Atletico fans will want to see more from record signing Joao Tomas after the youngster showed signs of his undoubtable talent in his debut season in Spain. Simeone will not need the Portuguese to start leading the Atletico attack, rather than playing an attractive bit-part.
"In accordance with the Grand Slam rulebook, following his actions of intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences, the US Open tournament referee defaulted Novak Djokovic from the 2020 US Open," the statement said.
The current women's half marathon world record in a mixed race is 1:04:31, set by Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh in February in Ras Al Khaimah. Enditem
Cedric Bakambu continued his goal-scoring form and broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, as he sent Zhang Yuning's pinpoint through ball into the bottom corner.
In the game between Dalian and Suning, Jose Salomon Rondon spearheaded the counterattack to create the first Dalian goal in the 23rd minute, making a lightning run down the left and shooting inside the near post.
The Barcelona wonderkid cut inside from the left flank again before fizzing a spectacular finish beyond Pyatov from outside the area. Ferran Torres later completed the scoring for Spain.
Elsewhere, Canadian rising star Denis Shapovalov stunned seventh seed David Goffin of Belgium 6-7 (0), 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to make last eight, while Croatia's Borna Coric also advanced.
Earlier, Gabriel Barbosa came off the bench to fire defending champions Flamengo to a 2-1 home victory over Fortaleza.
Inter took the lead through a Galhardo penalty in the 68th minute after Gregore Magalhaes hacked down Victor Cuesta.