The Spaniard, who is seeking his 13th title at Roland Garros, defeated Sinner 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, 6-1 to set up a rematch with Diego Schwartzman on Friday.
"But I told my players it is the utmost honor to play for the national team," he added.
Xinjiang restrained Shanghai to five points in the first quarter and 18 at the break on the way to winning the game.
Head coach Li Tie expressed gratitude for the CSL clubs and the players' participation. "They have endured intensive games and training for 70 days, which was very tough, but they made it through. I myself once took part in a lot of training camps with the national team and I understand they might want to spend more time with their family during the break," he said.
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
Raphael Veiga put the host ahead by bundling home from close range but Eduardo Brock equalized by heading in from a corner. Willian Gomes then lobbed a shot over goalkeeper Fernando Prass to secure Palmeiras' fifth league win of the season.
The seven newest players to be infected include Takashi Ogino, Katsuya Kakunaka and Ikuhiro Kiyota. Marines coach Shota Ishimine and three first-team staff members were also listed among the new cases, Kyodo said. Enditem
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso will miss Argentina's opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia because of a thigh injury, the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) said on Tuesday.
MADRID, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Athletic Club Bilbao have agreed a deal with Italian Serie A side Torino to sign 25-year-old winger Alex Berenguer.
Elsewhere, Wolfsburg and Augsburg shared the spoils after playing out a goalless stalemate. Enditem
Several planned on-loan-transfers deals failed because implementing a buying-option was rejected as the selling clubs demanded an obligation.