In the women's singles, Serena Williams is eyeing her 24th major to equal Margaret Court's long-standing record. She will encounter with fellow American Kristie Ahn, whom she also played with in the US Open first round earlier this month.
On the other side, Djokovic, who is striving for his 18th major, will kick off his campaign in Paris by taking on Sweden's Mikael Ymer.
According to the requirements of the General Administration of Sports of China, only those who pass the physical tests standard will qualify for the championships.
A spokesperson for Everton FC said that "Bramley-Moore Dock's location within Liverpool's Unesco World Heritage Site and the Stanley Dock Conservation Area has been fundamental to how the project has been designed and planned."
Seven minutes before the break, Esteghlal went 2-0 ahead as Ghaedi sent a cross from the right flank into the far post for Ali Karimi who evaded his marker and converted a header.
Nakamura Hidemasa, Tokyo 2020 Games delivery officer, speaks during the media briefing on the simplification of the Games in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Tokyo 2020/Handout via Xinhua)
A total of 146 competitors from China and overseas took part in the five-day tournament, which adopted the latest UCI rules that each team is composed of two cyclists.
The three-time world champion will face Martin Gould in Sunday's final, after the world number 53 stunned world number one Judd Trump 6-3 in the other semifinal.
Elsewhere, Borussia Monchengladbach are still waiting for their first win of the season as they shared the spoils with Union Berlin following a 1-1 draw.
"You deserved a farewell befitting who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club, achieving great things for the team and on an individual level," commented Messi on social media.
Yu Jingyao from Beijing and world champion Fu Yuanhui had the same trouble as Yu.