Thursday saw some rumors in the press that the player was considering a U-turn to see out the remaining year of his contract, but Jorge Messi's communique implies there is no climb-down from the family.
In the men's singles, Russian players Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev joined Thiem in the last eight while Australia's Alex De Minaur also advanced. Enditem
Another interesting returnee is Martin Odegaard, who is back at the club after an excellent loan spell with Real Sociedad, and it will be interesting to see if the youngster finally gets the chance to impress in an attacking midfield role where there is much competition.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was exactly trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand."
Medvedev will next face Wolf's compatriot Frances Tiafoe, who ousted Hungary's Marton Fucsovics 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the US Open fourth round for the first time. Enditem
Yellow jersey holder Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the title favorites, which also helped him secure his leading place in the title race.
The second chance for Hebei came in the stoppage time. In the 96th minute, Samir Memisevic made a direct pass forward, gifting Brazilian striker Marcos Vinicius Amaral Alves an easy tap-in to seal the victory.
"With brighter color and more dynamic shapes, the new emblem now looks more vigorous," said Lin Cunzhen, designer of the Beijing 2022 emblems.
The home side was seen as lacklustre in the encounter with Greece, but managed to pick up the pace against the much lower ranked Moldova after coach Matjaz Kek made a few changes to the starting line-up, according to the Slovenian Press Agency STA.
SIPG remain unbeaten with six wins and two draws before the match. They kept offense flowing and had a point-blank chance on 34 minutes, while captain Hulk blasted a close-range shot that was saved by China Fortune keeper Bao Yaxiong.
"By bringing together the winter sport industry under the theme of the Power of Ice and Snow, the World Winter Sports Expo is the perfect platform to highlight this important contribution of sport to the recovery. The Expo is also an important step as China gets ready to welcome the world's best winter sport athletes in 2022," Bach said.