LGD had a terrible beginning in the Play-in Stage by suffering three consecutive losses to PSG, Talon, Esports, Rainbow7 and Unicorns of Love respectively, but later LGD eased past V3 Esports twice to make a comeback and smashed Rainbow7 3-0 in the BO5 (Best Of 5) game on Tuesday.
A 27-11 lead after the first quarter, including a 24-0 dominance from tip-off, decided Shandong as the eventual winner.
Also on Tuesday, men's seventh seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy cruised to a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Canadian Vasek Pospisi.
Offering a seating capacity of 2,000 and a standing capacity of 8,000 to spectators, the National Sliding Center features the first bobsleigh, skeleton, luge tracks in China. Enditem
However, there was also good news.
After squandering seven set points, Mladenovic was unable to close out the set, losing 7-5 before losing the second set 6-3.
"We have passed a difficult situation to reach the stage and don't want to lose our chance easily. Our players are highly-motivated for this match and are ready for this tough challenge mentally," he said. Enditem
Valencia were held 1-1 at home to newly-promoted Huesca in a game the visiting side probably deserved to win.
Receiving his award on Tuesday in Nyon, Switzerland during the 2020/21 Champions League draw, Lewandowski discussed his best moments of the season. "It's hard to choose, but the Champions League final, the game against Tottenham and four goals against Red Star Belgrade were great achievements," said the attacker.
Last-placed Dijon was closed to clinching its first win of the news season, but an injury-time penalty from Teji Savanier crashed their hopes as the team was held to a 2-2 draw at home against Montpellier. Enditem
"Our most urgent task is to give the team a sense of achievement again as quickly as possible. I am convinced of the quality of our squad," said Baum.