"I get goosebumps when I remember it: I knew the moment it happened that it was serious ... Going into the operating theater was one of the worst moments of my life - I was panicking and I said 'put me to sleep as I can't stand this," he admitted.
The 21-year-old Kenin, by contrast, has escaped some tough battles en route to Saturday's showdown as four of her six matches have been decided in the third set and in two matches she had to fight from one set down.
"We improved our ball movement with the match going deep. The players had expected to win this match," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
Italy added another in the 30th minute when El Shaarawy found the net with the outside of his boot.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Leo Pereira and Bruno Henrique scored second-half goals as defending champions Flamengo recovered from an early deficit to beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 in the Brazilian Serie A championship on Saturday.
Hamilton's win also saw him take a giant step towards his seventh F1 world championship, as his teammate and closest title rival Valtteri Bottas failed to score after retiring with engine trouble.
Now the top two seeds - Djokovic and Nadal - will face each other, which would offer big stakes for both sides to seek for.
Chen Meng of Shandong team competes during the women's singles semifinal match against Wang Manyu of Heilongjiang team at the 2020 Chinese National Table Tennis Championships in Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)
"I play differently now, with a stronger focus on passing the ball and helping to construct the play," he said. Enditem
Jia made the remarks on the sidelines of the 2020 Chinese Football Association Women's Super League which concluded in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming on Sunday. He has been observing the players and mulling the line-up for the two-legged playoff against South Korea, slated for next February.
"Petra is such a tough player. She has got an aggressive game and a huge serve. I'm super proud of myself," added Kenin.