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Rio Open set for February return******
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Rio Open, South America's only ATP 500 event, will return in 2022 after being canceled this year because of COVID-19, organizers said on Thursday.
The clay-court tournament will be played at the Jockey Club Brasileiro from February 12 to 20 in Rio de Janeiro's southern neighborhood of Gavea.
"We missed you a lot, but we're back. The return of the Rio Open is a great gift for the city of Rio de Janeiro," tournament director Marcia Casz said in a statement.
"The successful vaccination program gave us a desire to be back together again... safely, of course. We are preparing a Rio Open that will be the best of all," she added.
Previous Rio Open winners include Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Dominic Thiem and Diego Schwartzman.
The last edition in 2020 was won by Chile's Cristian Garin, who beat Gianluca Mager of Italy in the final 7-6, 7-5. Enditem
China's power generation up 3 pct in October******
BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- China's power generation stood at 639.3 billion kilowatt-hours (KWh) in October, up 3 percent year on year, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Monday.。
The October power generation was 7.7 percent higher than the same period in 2019.。
In the first 10 months, China's power generation stood at 6.7176 trillion KWh, up 10 percent year on year and 11.5 percent higher than the same period in 2019.。
In terms of categories, the growth rate of wind and nuclear power generation accelerated in October, while thermal and solar power generation slowed down last month. Enditem。
Bayern ease past struggling Wolfsburg in Bundesliga******
BERLIN, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Reigning champions Bayern Munich secured its fifth straight win in the Bundesliga after beating harmless "Wolves" 4-0 at the curtain raiser of the 17th round on Friday.。
The German record champions started perfectly on home soil as Wolfsburg's goalkeeper Koen Casteels parried Serge Gnabry's 25-meter hammer into the path of Thomas Muller, who made no mistake to tap home his 134th goal in his 400th Bundesliga appearance from very close in the 7th minute.。
Wolfsburg should have restored parity with the next attack, but Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer denied Wout Weghorst the equalizer following a one-on-one.。
Bayern remained a menace and squandered several chances to double its advantage as Robert Lewandowski pulled a rebound over the goal before Jamal Musiala missed from promising position.。
Wolfsburg created another presentable chance before the half time, but Weghorst couldn't control a dangerous square pass with only Neuer to beat.。
After the restart, Bayern remained in control and made it two in the 57th minute when Muller chipped the ball to Dayot Upamecano, who headed home from five meters.。
The German giants sealed the deal only two minutes later as Leroy Sane had all time and space to curl the ball from the edge of the box into the far post corner.。
Wolfsburg couldn't put up resistance whereas Bayern kept it bowling and rounded off the win with the 4-0 through Robert Lewandwoski, whose 43rd goal in 2021 sets a new Bundesliga record.。
"I am very satisfied with the performance. The first half was difficult as Wolfsburg defended well and had two good chances. In the second half we gained the upper hand and scored fantastic goals to clinch a deserved win," Bayern's head coach Julian Nagelsmann said.。
"I think we played well in the first half, but it's of course impossible to keep Bayern at bay for 90 minutes. You won't get many chances hence you have to make the most of those few opportunities," Wolfsburg's sporting director Marcel Schafer said. Enditem。