The victory, which was the 34-year-old Spaniard's 100th win from 102 matches at Roland Garros, also powered him to equal all-time men's record of 20 major titles held by Roger Federer. Enditem
Asensio looked back on the knee injury he suffered in pre-season in the summer of 2019, when he damaged his cruciate ligament.
But it turned out to be enough for the visitors although the home team almost managed to force the game into overtime by cutting the 0-3 deficit to one in the final stretch.
The record was Jepchirchir's second global half marathon record, having clocked 1:05:06 in a mixed gender race at Ras Al Khaimah in 2017, a record which stood for just two months before her compatriot Jepkosgei took over.
"One month and a half ago if you tell me you're going to have this trophy with you again, I will say, This year will probably be too difficult," said Nadal who arrived in Paris this year without any tuneup tournament win, the first time in his career.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the trophy during the awarding ceremony after winning the men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
The new chapter seems to stand for an important milestone after having to compete in the shadow of his popular father over a decade, who disappeared from the public after an accident in 2013 and is treated in privacy.
With the younger generation unable to fill the void after several key players left, Heilongjiang didn't get desirable results over the ensuing two seasons.
Chen Meng (L) of Shandong and Wang Manyu of Heilongjiang react during the women's doubles final match against Sun Yingsha of Hebei and Wang Yidi of Liaoning at the 2020 Chinese National Table Tennis Championships in Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)
The prospect of a Schumacher returning to Formula one nearly 20 years after Michael Schumacher made his debut in 1991 is not only in Germany greeted enthusiastically.
The Slovaks were inches away from taking the lead in the 75th minute when Dalian Yifang midfielder Marek Hamsik sent a great pass to Lukas Haraslin who beat Randolph but was denied by Ireland captain Shane Duffy.