Djokovic's exit means there will be a first-time Grand Slam champion in the men's draw.
The striker argued that a clause in his contract, which is due to expire in June 2021, allowed him to leave on a free transfer at the end of the 2019/20 season and that he wanted to take up the option.
Developing his squad to a high-speed train might come near a tightrope walk as the German coach knows the challenge.
Ricciardo's teammate Esteban Ocon took eighth, with the second AlphaTauri of Daniil Kvyat and Perez rounding out the top ten.
The women's long jump event saw teenager Qin Huiling better her PB by three times to land the victory at 6.37m. Zeng Rui also renewed her life-time best to win the women's triple jump title at 14.10m, while Fang Yaoqing won the men's triple jump at 16.88m. Enditem
In the men's One Hour event, Britain's and Olympic champion Mo Farah held off the challenge of his training partner, home athlete Bashir Abdi, to set a new mark of 21,330m - eclipsing the 2007 mark of 21,285m set by Haile Gebrselassie. Abdi finished eight meters behind. Enditem
Llorente and Joao Tomas will give hope for another top-three finish, but with no new faces so far this summer, there is no reason to think that Atletico will mount a serious title campaign.
CHENGDU, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Title favorites Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both extended their winning streak at the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) here on Sunday, after they edged Anhui Souyu 4-1 and Shenzhen Nankeda 5-0 respectively.
Fans of Guangzhou Evergrande cheer for the team during the 9th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Guangzhou R&F at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Greece won 2-1 in Kosovo to top Group C3 on goals scored from Slovenia, who saw off Moldova 1-0. Enditem
Ruichang remains at second in the overall standings despite the win, while four-time CBSL champion Qingdao still leads the table.