Israel came into the match following a solid 1-1 draw in Scotland last week, but it was Slovakia who scored first in the 14th minute, when Michal Duris slotted home after receiving Matus Bero's pass.
"All the people involved with the Games are working together to prepare, and the athletes are also making considerable efforts toward next year under the circumstances they've been handed," Hashimoto said during a press conference.
In the women's doubles, Xu Yifan from China and America's Nicole Melichar reached the second round after edging past their opponents in straight sets. Enditem
Third seed and last year's runner-up Daniil Medvedev of Russia and sixth seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy also made it to the third round.
Five hundred canoeing-lovers, led by famous athletes and representatives from all walks of life, set off from the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, and carried the relay through the waters of Qiandao Lake, the Xin'an River and Fuchun River in several counties of the city. In each part, 19 people played the role of leading navigator, symbolizing the 19th Asian Games.
Defender Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, midfielders Ashkan Dejagah and Akbar Imani scored for Tractor in the first half.
The race continued in a fairly processional manner until lap 20, when Kevin Magnussen's Haas stopped just before the pit entrance, bringing out the safety car and bunching the pack up.
The race was restarted from a standing start with Hamilton lining up first ahead of Stroll, who hadn't pitted but had been able to change his tyres during the stoppage, and Gasly, who had made his pitstop just before the safety car was deployed.
The win meant Qingdao continue to lead the overall standings, although second-placed Ruichang Biyuan also cruised to a victory, beating second from the bottom team Anhui Souyu 4-1 later in the day.
The safety car came in at the end of lap 23, by which time almost all the drivers had made their pit stops legitimately, but almost immediately Charles Leclerc lost control of his Ferrari and crashed heavily at Parabolica, forcing proceedings to be halted while marshals cleared Leclerc's car and repaired damage to the barrier.
PARIS, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Astana's Alexey Lutsenko took one of the biggest victories of his career on Thursday as he took his first stage win at the Tour de France, beating second-placed Jesus Herrada by 55 seconds in the 191km-ride from Le Teil to Mont Aigoual.