Nadal powered to sweep 11 straight games from a 1-1 tie in the first set, which ended when the 19-time Grand Slam champion forced McDonald to come to the net with a dropshot and then fired a forehand cross-court winner.
Everton go to bed as league leaders on Saturday night after a strike from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison's penalty, given by VAR for handball, gave them a 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace in a game between two sides that had begun the season with two wins from their first two matches.
"To be honest, we've all been physically and mentally exhausted for more than 70 days, I think every player here is a hero," said Shandong Luneng coach Li Xiaopeng.
MADRID, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- A 65th minute goal from Vinicius Jr gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win at home to Real Valladolid in the fourth round of matches in La Liga on Wednesday night.
"I really wanted to give an effort here. It's my Achilles that didn't have enough to properly heal after the [US] Open. I was able to get it somewhat better, but just looking long-term in this tournament, will I be able to get through enough matches? For me, I don't think I could," said the three-time Roland Garros champion.
By appointing the crowd favourite Naldo, the club is trying to correct the mistakes made by predecessor David Wagner.
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
LONDON, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- A penalty awarded by VAR after the final whistle gifted Manchester United a 3-2 win away to Brighton in the Premier League new season on Saturday.
BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chengdu Better City edged off Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 2-0 on Sunday to pocket its fifth straight win in China League One, the second-tier football league in China.
It is thought the 41-year-old Baum will act as a mastermind as he stands for the new generation of coaches addicted to innovative tactical approaches.
Both teams created and missed chances in the first half and made life a little easier in the season, with no one breaking the deadlock.