Gaston is to challenge third seed Dominic Thiem in the fourth round. Earlier in the day, the Austrian had claimed another straight-sets victory over 28th seed Casper Ruud, beating the Norwegian 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.
However, the 35-year-old Kipchoge was dropped from the leading pack with about three kilometers to go, finishing eighth at last.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Shaanxi clawed back to edge Wuhan 80-78 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
The world No. 4, and two-time finalist at Roland Garros in 2018 and 2019, reached the fourth round in Paris for the five consecutive years.
Namibia Football Association (NFA) spokesperson Dan Kamati said that although their counterparts named a strong team, he chose to rather focus on what his team can offer and is confident that they will compete.
Wuhan had the upper hand for most of a back-and-forth second half, heading into the final frame with a three-point margin, but had to watch as their lead slipped away.
A fierce battle ensued in the final 10 minutes. Zhang Ru made a three-pointer as Henan pulled the score back to 68-72 heading to the final minute, but they could not complete the comeback, as Shanxi sealed the win with free throws.
Earlier on Friday, Jiangsu defeated Shanghai 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 26-24) in the third-place match.
Li shot 12 of 14 from the field to finish with 28 points, along with 14 boards, in Inner Mongolia's wire-to-wire victory, leading five players who finished with double-digit in points.
In a newly-built racquetball court, Liu Shangying was coaching two college students on their first day of playing racquetball.
Xinjiang registered a balanced stat sheet in offense with five players scoring in the double figures, led by Han Xu's 13 points and 10 rebounds.