China's top player Ding Junhui came from 3-0 down to beat compatriot Si Jiahui 4-3 while world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan also fought back from 2-0 down to knock out Frenchman Brian Ochoiski, 4-2.
"James played well and he's going to keep improving," the Portuguese said. "He was trying to get his goal today, but with 15 minutes left it seemed important to me to give him a rest.
"My own family is a very ordinary one and the route I became the world No. 1 woman golfer is not as expensive as imagined. It only costs no more than ten dollars to play an hour in the driving range."
It was his milestone 100th win at Roland Garros, against just two defeats, since his debut at the clay major in 2005.
Honda, who joined the Rio de Janeiro club in February, capitalized on an errant clearance from goalkeeper Luan Polli to lash an unstoppable 20-yard shot into the top left corner.
Inspired by Shao Ting and Zhang Wanglai, Sichuan rode on a 17-0 run midway through the first quarter to set the tone en route to an overwhelming victory.
Nobody would have predicted the scenario that followed - the 22-year-old Tsitsipas declared it would not be so easy to beat him as he took risks and fired his backhand down the line regularly to turn the match in his favour.
To support the delivery of the season, athletes have agreed to a uniform pay reduction of 15 percent with the exception of those already on minimum payments.
Two more spans are expected to be installed this month, while the rest will be installed by December.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Brazil striker Roberto Firmino has warned that Peru will pose a stern test for the five-time world champions when the teams meet in their 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
MADRID, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Joshua Cheptegei broke the world record in the men's 10,000 meters in Valencia on Wednesday while Letsenbet Gidey also set the new record for women's 5,000m.