Accusations have mounted, and seem a heavy burden in Loew's 15th year in charge.
Iran sits third in Group C behind Iraq and Bahrain. Enditem
"I think I'm still same clay player as I was before, but I just think that I kind of find those conditions here and I'm still mentally tough," said Kvitova. "I played indoor, outdoor, sun, wind, whatever. But everything I was there, I think eight years ago, kind of same."
Jia's team went through an unexpected quarantine amid the COVID-19 concerns during the Olympic qualifiers last February before entering the playoff.
Germany is second in the top-tier Group A4 with five points. Next for Joachim Loew's side is Switzerland on Tuesday, while Ukraine, third place in the same group, hosts Spain on the same day. Enditem
"Seeing his dominance for so long, I don't think anyone - and especially me - thought I'd be anywhere near Michael's records. It's an incredible honour."
Lakers guard Danny Green missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer, followed by a Markieff Morris turnover in the last minute, Heat guard Tyler Herro closed the game out for the Heat with a pair of free throws.
"It was the first game. We have to keep working and aspiring because we've only taken one small step," he added. Enditem
The Swiss need a positive result from their visit to Madrid after losing to Ukraine and being held at home by Germany, but with players such as Granit Xhaka in their side they are likely to provide another stiff test for Spain. Enditem
Lucenec started off strongly and built a vital 12-point lead at half-time. However, the host team gradually closed the deficit in the second half.
Nobody would have predicted the scenario that followed - the 22-year-old Tsitsipas declared it would not be so easy to beat him as he took risks and fired his backhand down the line regularly to turn the match in his favour.