"Despite its huge popularity in many countries, racquetball is still new to Chinese people. It is a high-speed sport that needs long-term practise and systematic training," said Liu.
The three competitions will be staged in a 'bubble' which can provide the maximum safety for players and officials.
The evening featured 20 performances. Tong Jian told reporters that 26 athletes took part in the event, which was the largest performance their team had participated in. Several movie stars and celebrities were in attendance to get a first glimpse of the festivities.
"I'm sure that I can make many layups on the university basketball court, but here, when opponents inflicted huge pressure on me, my chance of doing that will be much lower."
"It's because I did a lot of things well. I played more aggressively than the previous days. I went to the net more often, and I hit a lot of winners," added the 12-time French Open champion, who needed only one hour and 35 minutes to see off his opponent.
But the Spaniard again hit out at the weather conditions of the tournament, just like what he did on his arrival in Paris ten days ago, as the temperature had plummeted to 12 degrees when he played on the Court Philippe-Chatrier after midnight.
Zhejiang had a advantage of five points in the first quarter, following a 15-1 pointing dash at the beginning of the second quarter.
Thanks to the third-round win, Wuhan moved atop the championship group standings with six points.
The ITTF said that it is in discussions with local organizers of the 2020 ITTF Finals about the possibility of having spectators at the event.
Alkasir was also fined 10,000 U.S. dollars, it said.
"He is now playing more regularly and doesn't have any injury concerns which bodes well for us."