Three internationals against Turkey, followed by the Nations League encounter against Ukraine and Switzerland, seems to have come at an inopportune moment.
"I mean, we both gave everything," said the third-seeded Thiem. "The thing in tennis is that there is one loser, one winner. Despite (being) so disappointed, I'm still happy for him."
"We grew up playing together. (Rublev) has improved a lot ... It is very important for me to take this opportunity and fight harder this time, maybe do something better, " said Tsitsipas, who has lost all the two previous encounters on the Tour with Rublev as the recent one was just eight days ago at Hamburg Open final.
Bolivia will field a depleted team for the matches in Sao Paulo on October 9 and La Paz four days later amid a series of controversies affecting the national football scene.
The emerging powerhouse tamed Hebei by a 44-point gap on Friday. Center Li Yueru shot 10 of 12 from the field to finish with a game-high 21 points. Chen Liyu helped with 16. Wei Wei nailed 14 points off the bench.
Zhejiang's Shan Wanli made six 3-pointers on nine attempts to score a game-high 29 points. Wang Haimei chipped in with 13.
France's Clara Burel hits a return during the women's singles third round match against China's Zhang Shuai in the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
"It was a very even match, perhaps more difficult than the result showed," said Djokovic, who is seeking for an 18th Grand Slam title.
Next up for Kvitova is Germany's Laura Segemund, who dispatched Spaniard Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance. Enditem
Nadal will face Sebastian Korda, the son of 1998 Australian Open winner Petr Korda, in the next round. The American youngster secured his first appearance in a Grand Slam round of 16 by beating fellow qualifier Pedro Martinez 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to advance.
The goalless draw follows another 0-0 away to newly promoted Huesca in midweek and even though Luis Suarez was in the starting 11 for the second time in four days, he looked to be lacking match-fitness as Atletico produced just two shots on target in the entire 90 minutes.