"It's indeed very difficult. It feels like you have been eating with your left hand all your life, and suddenly you need to start using your right hand. It is quite uncomfortable," he said.
"I'm so proud of Nicole and I, we've really worked very hard every day," said Xu, after the pair reached their second final in the last three weeks at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
In Saturday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense secured a 1-0 home win over Coritiba courtesy of a first-half strike from Fabio Luciano. Enditem
In a women's doubles semifinal, China's Xu Yifan teamed up with American Nicole Melichar to edge past Asia Muhammad and Taylor Townsend of the United States in three sets to reach the final. They will meet the unseeded pairing of Laura Siegemund of Germany and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the final. Enditem
West Ham United need to progress under coach David Moyes, but could be in for another difficult season, while few will be betting on newcomers Fulham and West Brom to be far from a relegation struggle that given the differences between the bottom six and the top six or seven sides, will probably be decided by results between direct rivals. Enditem
According to the Chinese Football Association (CFA), league A was divided into three groups in three cities: Chengdu; Changzhou; and Meizhou.
Ren Xiangyu/Huang Yaqiong of Ruichang lost to He Jiting/Wei Yaxin 11-9, 13-11, 7-11, 11-8 in a fierce mixed doubles battle, before their teammates earned the next three points in the women's singles, women's doubles and men's singles respectively.
On the other side of Manchester, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can be reasonably satisfied after a season that looked destined to end in total mediocrity finished with a third-place finish and a Europa League semi-final appearance.
Masters said: "We know that there are millions of fans in China who would like to watch Premier League matches as usual and we are seeking solutions to solve the problem. We need to make the right decision and we are trying to find the best solution."
MEIZHOU, China, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Yang Hao of Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic, a 37-year-old veteran, finished off Wei Renjie's cross in the second half for a 1-1 draw with Jiangxi Liansheng China's second-tier league opener on Sunday.
The French Ligue 1 defending champions added that the deal included a purchase option when the loan ends next summer.