The summer has seen work pressing ahead to remodel the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium, with the ground being expanded and a roof being installed.
"We played well with counterattacks. We had several chances to score. Krzysztof Piatek had the best chance but Jasper Cillessen saved it," added the 49-year-old.
In the 93rd minute, R&F's goalkeeper Han Jiaqi failed to clear out the ball from the box, giving Paulinho an opportunity to add a buzzer beater for Evergrande.
World football governing body FIFA and regional confederation CONCACAF announced that the qualifying tournament, which had been due to begin in October, will now kick off in March.
Williams defeated Russia's Margarita Gasparyan 6-2, 6-4 while Kenin needed an hour and 22 minutes to maneuver past Canadian youngster Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3.
Williams said: "It was intense I have to say. We always have some really incredible matches and it brings out the best of my fitness when I play Sloane. I tried to stay calm and be more serene after the loss of the first set. I knew it was important for me just to keep trying, just to keep going."
"This team have given me so much, my first chance, my first podium and my first win. It is just an amazing day."
In the women's singles, fourth seed Osaka survived a ding-dong battle against Kostyuk to emerge victorious 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2 after two hours and 33 minutes.
"I will work closely with my coach under an adjusted plan, trying to make progress through every competition," Wang said of his future plans. "And save my best for Tokyo." Enditem
The two friendlies will be played within the perspective for the resumption of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers to be staged in 2022 in Cameroon.
MONTREAL, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The United States could face sanctions if they cut off funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).