The Serb restored himself in the decider and played more aggressively on his return to seal it 6-1. The 33-year-old has shown his great ability when played under pressure in recent two weeks as he saved 76 percent break points en route to Sunday's final.
The Real Madrid player heaped praise on Peru, who he said would test the five-time world champions, despite the absence of their captain and all-time leading scorer Paolo Guerrero because of a knee injury.
Loew is now facing two crucial games in the Nations League against Ukraine and Switzerland. The pressure is increasing after continental rival France set a mark with a 7-1 win over Ukraine.
Colombia's victory was soured by a horrific ankle injury to right-back Santiago Arias. The 28-year-old was carried off on a stretcher while in acute pain after colliding with Darwin Marchis in an incident that left the Bayer Leverkusen player's left foot hanging at an unnatural angle.
Brazil will face Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday and Peru in Lima next Tuesday.
"Leo is happy to be in the national team and is doing well at his club now. From a distance, we wanted everything to be resolved so that he could start playing and get fit. For our part, I think it's positive that he has stayed because he has started to play. As for personal decisions, we don't get involved and we're not going to [comment]."
PARIS, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Teenager Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title as she beat American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in women's singles final at Roland Garros on Saturday.
"I felt well throughout the entire tournament. I thought I was in great form. But, you know, just he did surprise me with the way he was playing, the quality of tennis he was producing, the level. I mean, he's phenomenal."
Following his seventh win of the season, Hamilton extends his lead in the drivers' championship and now has 230 points. Despite his failure to score, Bottas remains second with 161 points, with Verstappen third on 147.
"I am not a doctor and cannot treat them, but maybe Tai Chi can help them improve rehabilitation."
As to the World Cup qualifiers taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Godin said that "it is a different situation, but one with the desire, the dream, and the mentality that is the beginning of the qualifying rounds."