The Japanese Prime Minister has said that holding the Olympics next year is "the top priority" of his government.
Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova produced more winners in the match (28-23) but also committed more unforced errors (31-20) than her younger opponent.
"Starting a qualifying tournament with a win gives us motivation and desire to work even harder to make sure that we continue on this path," he added.
Nadal played calmly and confidently, just like he did in the previous six rounds, during which he didn't drop a set. On the other side, the world No. 1 lacked energy and precision, even in his drop shots, which he used a lot throughout the tournament, but didn't work this time, only bringing him many unforced errors.
This year's race, which was originally expected to attract 38,000 runners, saw the cancelation of general public entries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 200 elite runners and wheelchair racers took part in the competition held on March 1.
Israel will play its next game in Slovakia on Wednesday while the Czech Republic will play way to Scotland. Enditem
The "horned derby" between the "chamois" from Poprad and the "rams" from Banska Bystrica turned into a lopsided scoring fest for the home team.
"This year we have a third of the usual number. However, we are sure that those who come will reach the finish line with the same wide smile and the competition will give them the same joy as in recent years," said competition director Arpad Kocsis before the start.
"We didn't show clear tactics in defense, giving many baskets to their key players and losing many rebounds in the last quarter," he noted. Enditem
Guo Zixuan scored 10 points in the first quarter as Hebei led at 27-21, while Zhejiang, tagged by its three-pointer shooting, was held to 0 of 4 from 3-point range down the stretch.
CHENGDU, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Fujian labored to a 64-60 victory over Wuhan and tasted its first win of the new Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season, with Wuhan recording its fourth straight loss here on Saturday.