Both sides didn't pose any threat to the other and no goals were scored in the first half.
The 48-year-old former Huddersfield manager is said to have lost the locker room. Reports speak of him as a weak communicator and that he had gradually lost his players' trust.
Former world No. 1 Halep, who has just clinched the title in Rome earlier this week, cruised past Tormo 6-4, 6-0 to advance, at the same time extended his winning streak to 15 matches in a row.
"We are a team under construction and we didn't have time to try more solutions in the pre-season, so let's try to find them in these first few games," he added.
His unexpected exit at the US Open didn't affect Djokovic's subsequent performance, as the 33-year-old clinched his 36th Masters title in Rome on Monday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal.
PARIS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Italian teenager Jannick Sinner made his Roland-Garros debut with an impressive 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 win over 11th seed David Goffin on Sunday, while women's top seed Simona Halep celebrated her 29th birthday with a straight-set victory over Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.
"The club has, and will continue to, follow all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time," informed the club.
QINGDAO, China, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei broke the Asian record in the women's 100m butterfly in 55.62 seconds at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Tuesday.
"Once I was in clean air I felt that the pace was pretty awesome and that I could control everything," said Bottas, who also took home the bonus point for fastest lap.
BERLIN, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Germany's Champions League participants fear facing a challenging 2020/2021 season due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda extended its winless run in the 14th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday after a goalless draw with Wuhan Zall.