But he played down Hashimoto's determination when asked if the pandemic could not be fully contained next year.
Once again Atletico preferred to play their defensive game and only looked to attack their rivals when they had fallen behind as they were outplayed for long periods.
Loew's delicate task involves nothing less developing a competitive team able to return to the world's top nations.
"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," the statement said.
Barca is not willing to give up on Messi, especially not for free.
With the result, Spain and Germany share the spoils and second place in Group 4. The Spaniards clash with frontrunners Ukraine while Switzerland face Germany on Sunday. Enditem
The event was held with strict safety rules in order to preserve the health of the runners, such as compulsory wearing of masks in the start and change zones, as well as the race center. There was a body temperature check before giving the start numbers.
The victory was Lithuania's first competitive win since 2016, bringing an end to their 22-match winless run. Enditem
A lonely Lutsenko sprinted to the finish and had to wait 55 seconds before the second rider Herrada appeared.
Farah held off Abdi to set a new mark of 21,330m while the Belgian trailed eight meters behind.
Damjan Bohar scored the only goal for Slovenia in the 28th minute.