Stoppila Sunzu pulled one back for Shijiazhuang shortly after the interval. But Mierzejewski restored Chongqing's two-goal advantage in the 72nd minute and completed his hat-trick with a penalty to seal a 4-1 win.
If Djokovic beats Schwartzman in the final, he will win a record 36th Masters title.
Artists from across China were allowed to put their paper-cutting works on show. During Sunday night, a concert that was accompanied by a light display was held to perform some Beijing 2022 promotional musics on the Great Wall.
Former Barcelona midfielder Paulinho made it 2-0 for the defending champions in the 25th minute when another naturalized player Fei Nanduo, known as Fernandinho in Brazil, saw his shot parried by Henan goalkeeper Wu Yan, and the ball rebounded to the feet of Paulinho, who tapped it in.
The outbreak follows Flamengo's week-long trip to Ecuador for a Copa Libertadores double-header against Independiente del Valle and Barcelona SC.
Atletico Madrid's pre-season hasn't been a bed of roses with coach Diego Simeone testing positive for COVID-19 and central defender Jose Gimenez also returning a positive test at the start of the week to complicate preparations for their league debut at home to an impressive Granada.
Thursday also saw the launch ceremony of an Asiad-themed documentary and the application of a WeChat mini-program that offers information on ticket sales, food, accomodation, transportation, famous cites and shopping in the host and co-host cities. Enditem
The world and Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Kipruto, who missed the opening leg of Diamond League series in Monaco in August after testing positive for COVID-19, will return to action after shaking off the virus.
Midfielder Adil Aouchiche opened the score for the Greens only two minutes into the game after slotting home Yvan Neyou's cross. Left back Yvann Macon extended the lead in the 66th minute but the hosts responded quickly as Moses Simon pulled one back only five minutes later, before Renaud Emond levelled the score for Nice five minutes before the final whistle.
Also on Thursday, Shanghai surprised Tianjin with a straight-set win (27-25, 25-23, 25-22). Enditem
"I'm grateful for the effort of the players because it wasn't easy," Torrent told reporters after the clash at Estadio Monumental.