"It's because I did a lot of things well. I played more aggressively than the previous days. I went to the net more often, and I hit a lot of winners," added the 12-time French Open champion, who needed only one hour and 35 minutes to see off his opponent.
Bayern's club leaders claim to have followed a healthy financial policy. The contracts of vital performers such as Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, and Alphonso Davies have been extended with the case of David Alaba yet to be decided.
Al Nassr broke the deadlock with a penalty in the 35th minute before Abdi Mehdi Qara leveled for Persepolis just six minutes later.
The game was decided with the final possession. After Li Jinjun converted one of two free throws, Shaanxi went up 80-78 with 11.3 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Wuhan's Liang Juanzhi missed a jumper that could have sent the match into overtime.
Alba's natural replacement in the Barca squad, Junior Firpo, is also injured at the moment, although he is expected to be able to return to training in the coming days. Enditem
"I knew she was going to be aggressive. I knew that she's playing this way. Today it worked really well for her," Halep added. "At this level, nobody surprises anybody anymore because everyone has a big level and it depends on the day that you are."
Arsenal had led 2-0 through goals from Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe, but McGoldrick's goal left them clinging on for the final whistle.
The 31-year-old, who is to face No. 7 seed Petra Kvitova in the next match, also became the first Chinese singles player since Li Na in 2012 to reach the fourth round at Roland-Garros.
In the women's action, Iga Swiatek, who shocked top seed Simona Halep in the fourth round, continued her momentum by dispatching Italy's qualifier Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 to become the first Polish woman to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros in the open era, one round further than former world No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska.
Uruguay will face Chile in Montevideo on October 8 before meeting Ecuador in Quito five days later.
"I don't know what happened actually, I felt like I was playing perfectly, I was so focused the whole match, even I am surprised that I can do that," said the 54th-ranked Swiatek, who fired 30 winners and won 81 percent of her first-serve to wrap up the victory.