"Definitely eight years ago I was young, I was already won my Wimbledon title, and I was kind of favorite and played and I lost to Maria, which she won the tournament. So for me, that time was a lot of pressure on me, and even I didn't play like the best on clay," the two-time Grand Slam winner added.
Loew is now facing two crucial games in the Nations League against Ukraine and Switzerland. The pressure is increasing after continental rival France set a mark with a 7-1 win over Ukraine.
The decision will limit mobility into and out of the Spanish capital, where Spain will entertain Switzerland at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training ground in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday.
"We have to always improve," Casemiro told reporters. "Douglas came in and did well but we'll get better as we adapt with every game," the 28-year-old added.
Players and clubs have to deal with a growing number of games, leaving no space for recovery and developing training sessions.
"Since the end of last season I've been feeling more comfortable and scoring more goals," Falcao said. "Hopefully I can carry that form with me to the national team. Our main objective is to qualify for the World Cup and I'm as motivated as ever to help the team achieve that."
"For so many years, I had been accustomed to setting an alarm clock every day and spending a day according to the schedule."
Shao, captain of China's national team, first stood out to convert two fast break baskets in a row. Sichuan showed its depth with substitutes on the court, compiling a 10-point advantage after the first quarter expired.
Scoring 10 points in the first quarter, Cao Junwei was a driving force as Shandong ended the quarter up 25-18.
Hassan's winning mark is also the fourth fastest in history for the distance, falling some 19 seconds short of the world record of 29:17.45 set by Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
"We will add new blood," he said. "The door of the national team is always open to those who are in good form and willing to fight, no matter they are teenagers or experienced players."