"In accordance with the Grand Slam rulebook, following his actions of intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences, the US Open tournament referee defaulted Novak Djokovic from the 2020 US Open," organizers said in a statement.
However, it was a day of mixed feelings for local fans because fellow Frenchman Thibaut Pinot fell on the second climb of the day and finished over 25 minutes behind Peters, whose hopes of becoming the first home rider to win the Tour since 1985 have diminished, as he sits around 19 minutes behind on the overall standings.
Zaniolo picked up an injury after a challenge with Donny van de Beek in the UEFA Nations League fixture between Italy and the Netherlands, and the result may cast a shadow on the star's future.
"A second test will be carried out within 72 hours and then another every five days as long as they remain in the tournament," he added.
Organizers have also decided to allocate more prize money to the early losers to show support to players who have had a particularly difficult financial year amid the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia's Iuri Tabatadze(L) vies with France's Christ-Emmanuel Maouassa during the qualifying match of European U21 Championships 2021 between Georgia and France in Gori, Georgia, Sept 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Kulumbegashvili Tamuna)
In Thursday's only other match, Sport Recife won 2-1 at Gremio thanks to goals either side of half-time from Patric Cabral and Iago Maidana. Pepe pegged a late goal back for the hosts. Enditem
However, Nicolo Zaniolo's injury before the break cast a cloud over the Italians' victory. The Roma midfielder limped off in the first half following a collision with Donny van de Beek. Medical staff later confirmed that the 21-year-old had suffered "trauma" to his left knee and would undergo tests to "assess the full extent of the injury" when he returns to the Italian capital on Tuesday.
Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) boss Oduor Gangla said in a statement issued in Nairobi that Simiyu will take over the job on a two-year contract.
The 28-year-old was close to scoring a hat-trick in the 60th minute, only to see his one-on-one shot blocked by Jianye's goalkeeper Wu Yan.
The need to continuously rebuild his team might be a national coach's destiny, but a coach of a football nation such as Germany has to perhaps carry a bigger load than others.