"Adama is special, but we shouldn't think he is all about pace, he is able to keep the ball and he's very skillful. He isn't like many other players, it's hard to find players like him and we'll try to fit him into our team," added Luis Enrique.
Nadal played calmly and confidently, just like he did in the previous six rounds, during which he didn't drop a set. On the other side, the world No. 1 lacked energy and precision, even in his drop shots, which he used a lot throughout the tournament, but didn't work this time, only bringing him many unforced errors.
Loew has worsened his situation by stating he stands above all critics as he has experienced them for nearly 16 years.
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics in zone defense from the second quarter," said Shanxi coach Li Ge.
"It was a very hard and equally balanced match. The initial tie was fair and then we got lucky in the penalty lottery," said Slovakia captain Marek Hamsik afterwards.
Fierce contention continued throughout the game. Yang Mengran's turnaround lay-up pushed Henan 92-90 ahead with 39 seconds remaining, and Henan sealed matters with 3 of 4 free throws later on.
Inner Mongolia put on a ferocious 17-2 run midway through the second quarter and enlarged their advantage to 21 points at the end of the first half.
Xu Nairui finished with 14 points as the only player who managed double digits for Daqing.
Meanwhile, football training is to start in mid-October to prepare teams for the start of Malawi's top league in November.
Nadal has won 99 matches in the clay major, which means he had the chance to win the title with a record 100 Roland Garros victory on Sunday. Enditem
Israel missed a dramatic equalizer in the 92nd minute, as midfielder Manor Solomon's shot hit the post.