"I've kept in contact with [head coach Lionel] Scaloni, Walter Samuel and Roberto Ayala," he told TyC Sports. "Since my injury they never stopped writing to see how I was so I am very grateful for that.
Second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic also met little trouble in her 6-4, 6-3 win over Russia's Anna Blinkova.
"I'm very lucky to get through, I didn't play very well," Gilbert was quoted by the tournament's website.
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Barcelona sit out the first two weeks of La Liga after playing in the quarterfinals of last season's Champions League, and so far the only new faces at the Camp Nou are teenage forward Pedri, Portuguese winger Francisco Trincao and midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who arrives as part of a deal which saw Arthur Melo move to Juventus.
Only Dortmund can spoil Bayern's plans, assumes Lothar Matthaeus. But the German record international quickly added a big if: "If Bayern makes major mistakes."
Koeman also insisted he had a good relationship with Lionel Messi, after the striker had told the club he wanted to leave, only to later say he would stay in order to avoid lengthy legal wrangling.
SHAOXING, China, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships came to an end here on Friday, with Universiade champion Zhang Deshun winning the women's 10,000m race in 33:26.85.
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus advanced to the quarterfinals as her opponent Darya Kasatkina of Russia retired during the first set with the scores at 6-6.
Kurt Zouma completed the scoring on 66 minutes, as his low shot from a corner was deflected past the unfortunate Ryan.
Despite pundits predicting Schalke to be among the relegation candidates, Raman is convinced, "we won't get into trouble this time. The squad has learned its lesson," he said.