The principality side lost to Marseille in their last home league match and then were beaten by visiting Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
Hashmatullah Shahidi had made an unbeaten 97 to steer Afghanistan to a challenging 257-6.
The five-time Olympic champion cyclist had thought about rowing competitively and competing in the sport at Tokyo Games.
The World Anti-Doping Agency will decide on Russia's fate at a meeting in the Seychelles on Thursday.
The 22-year-old had already said he was retiring from the sport after being sacked by his Marinelli Snipers team and the Forward Racing team he was due to join next year.
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut saw off Italian third seed Marco Cecchinato of Italy to book his last-four berth.