"These days are a bit strange because it's a long time since I have not been called up," admitted Asensio on radio station Onda Cero.
In Monaco, Kipyegon posted the fastest time of two minutes and 29.15 seconds, which was 0.17 seconds slower than the world record set by Russian Svetlana Masterkova.
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics into zone defense from the second quarter," Shanxi coach Li Ge commented.
Liu Qi and Xu Nairui also contributed 12 and 11 points respectively for Daqing. "I told them to fight until the end no matter when leading or trailing. All their efforts have paid off," Ji said.
That did spark the momentum for the Greek, he broke Djokovic's service in the 12th again to claim the set and won another in the fourth.
"I would love to finish my career being the player with more Grand Slams. But on the other hand, I have to do my way," Nadal said. "In terms of these records, of course, that I care. I am a big fan of the history of sport in general. But let's see what's going on when we finish our careers. We keep playing."
In Thursday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense were held to a goalless home draw by Ceara. Enditem
The German coach has spotted a lack of mentality, but didn't mention the loss of efficiency and robustness.
The Liverpool forward struck again just after the interval when he slotted a close-range shot past Carlos Lampe following Neymar's slide-rule pass.
Luis Enrique will make changes to his side on Saturday with goalkeeper David de Gea likely to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, who will have been happy to keep a clean sheet in Lisbon after his recent troubles at Chelsea.
Schweinsteiger is warning that the road to the 2021 Euro isn't on the right track after all the experimenting in the 20 games when 40 players have been tested.