The Spaniard booked his berth in the final earlier in the afternoon by a straight-set 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(0) win over 12-seeded Diego Schwartzman, taking revenge for his Rome quarterfinal loss to the Argentine.
Behind the top three, Racing Point's Sergio Perez finished a solid fourth, followed by the McLaren of Carlos Sainz, Pierre Gasly's AlphaTauri and Charles Leclerc in his Ferrari.
Gerardo Martino's men are among five teams that have already qualified for the last phase of 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the North American, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF) region. The others are the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras.
Former German international Olaf Thon demanded the association sacks Loew by the latest after 2021 Euro.
Among the newcomers are Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz and Atletico Madrid left-back Renan Lodi, both of whom belied their lack of international experience with assured performances at Corinthians Arena.
"We are prepared for safe Olympic Games whatever conditions the world will be facing next summer," he said. Enditem
MADRID, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Spain will face Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday at Real Madrid's Valdebabas training ground.
In the previous Group F matches, Rwanda was beaten by Mozambique and Cameroon by 2-0 and 1-0 respectively.
CHENGDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Veteran center Liu Jiacen shone in Shanxi's 84-75 comeback victory over Shandong in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
All eight WNBL teams will relocate to the northeastern state, while players and officials from areas identified as COVID-19 hotspots will arrive in Brisbane for a 14-day quarantine period before heading further north.
Facing a perfect Nadal, Djokovic was unable to hold any of his three service games in the first set, and finally secured his first service of the match in the opening game of the second set, after saving three break points. But the Spaniard quickly broke twice in the third and fifth game to storm to a 4-1 lead.