The only two drivers to retire from the race both did so after separate incidents on lap 1. Carlos Sainz misjudged the angle of the barrier at Turn 2 and broke his McLaren's front suspension, while the Racing Point of Lance Stroll was pitched into a spin by Leclerc and hit the wall.
41-year-old Baum is expected to take over as soon as possible but at the latest before the following 14-day long league break due to the national team's games.
"I played quite a solid match when I was serving, I was playing some good points. I did some good forehands, winners down the line, that's a key shot for me," said Nadal.
In the day's earlier fixture, Spezia registered their first Serie A win, as the newly-promoted side stunned Udinese 2-0. Enditem
Giustino beat Moutet 0-6, 7-6(7), 7-6(3), 2-6, 18-16 as the deciding set alone lasted three hours.
As required by the government, the maximum limit of attendees per day at this year's French Open has shrunk to only 1,000 in response to the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in and around Paris. Enditem
PARIS, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- World number one Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round of the French Open after sweeping aside Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday.
PARIS, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Rennes moved back to first in Ligue 1 with an impressive 3-0 win at Saint-Etienne on Saturday, while last year's runner-up Marseille needed a late equalizer to snatch a point at home against Metz.
Emerson scored an own goal in the 48th minute to make it 2-2 after goals from Aissa Mandi and William Carvalho had canceled out Fede Valverde's 14th minute opener for Real Madrid.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Goias drew 2-2 at Ceara and Atletico Goianiense were held to a 1-1 home draw by Botafogo. Enditem
Brighton hit the woodwork five times during the game before Maupay turned from hero to villain when Harry Maguire's header following a corner hit his outstretched arm in the last action of the game.