"It was a fantastic evening. The conditions, crowd, competition - it was all fabulous. Sam is a fabulous competitor, and I feel we bring the best out of each other," Duplantis added.
The success of clubs and coaches strengthens the Bundesliga's position in European football, against the English Premier League, Spain's La Liga, the Italian Serie A, and France's Ligue 1.
On October 12, Dragan Skocic's men will host Tajikistan in the Iranian capital Tehran.
There were also second round wins for fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, fifth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany and seventh seed David Goffin of Belgium.
By winning the cup, the Tabriz-based team will directly participate in next year's AFC Champions League. Enditem
"It was anybody's game really for a set and a half. I made some breaks and then obviously after winning the second set I felt more comfortable. I was returning better, I started to read his serve better, and I was pleased with my serve. Overall, it was a very good test, and I am happy to get through," said Djokovic, who is bidding to capture his fourth US Open trophy and 18th Grand Slam title.
"I was really focused each game and each point. Especially against top players, one point can make the difference. So I had to stay very calm and keep going," the world number 50 added.
The pandemic forced clubs to develop creative concepts to stay in close contact with fans and partners worldwide. "Virtual tours run by several clubs have been a great success," he added.
With this result, Dalian are sixth in Group A with nine points, while Henan with six points remained in last place. Enditem
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