"It's truly my first time to race in a loop, but I have been training normally, no different at ups in my training. I trust my coach and I will put what I have been doing in that loop. Life is about making adjustments and I am ready for the loop challenge in London," said Kipchoge. Enditem
In the women's draw, 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia defeated second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2, ending her poor record at the French Open since lifting the trophy in 2017.
However, it was Liverpool who added a third to seal the game thanks to new signing Jota, who scored 10 minutes after making his debut after another cross from the right.
For the first time this season, Thomas Tuchel was able to field his Fantastic Four - Neymar, Mbappe, Icardi and Angel Di Maria - at the front and it was rewarded with a comfortable victory.
While both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund suffered disappointing league defeats before crossing swords, the clubs' challenges couldn't be more different.
The 41-year-old was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs (around 108,000 U.S. dollars), the world football governing body said in a statement on Monday.
Newly-crowned US Open winner Dominic Thiem also claimed straightforward victory as the Austrian beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 earlier in the afternoon.
After a devastating 18-game winless run, Manuel Baum has been appointed the Royal Blues new head coach with former Schalke performer Naldo as assistant coach. Both signed a contract until June 30, 2022.
"It was a really hard-fought victory," Zhang told Xinhua after the match.
Mendilibar lost several key players, such as Fabio Orellana, Charles and Escalante over the summer, while Ivan Ramis retired, and so far adequate replacements haven't arrived leaving the squad weaker than the one which struggled last season.
He led the Rio de Janeiro club to their most recent Brazilian Serie A title in 1995 before leaving the following year to take charge of Portugal's Benfica. Enditem