HAIKOU, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Guo Jing won the women's title at the Glider event for the 2020 Tour Hainan Island Flight Contest here on Wednesday.
"We started to know each other back in 2014 and straight away started to develop a great friendship and then a great rivalry," Thiem said of his close friend Zverev. "We've made great things happen on the court and off the court. It's amazing how far our journey brought us to share this moment. I wish we could have two winners today. We both deserved it."
In the second set, Zverev was still the one that called the shots, storming to a 5-1 lead after breaking twice. Thiem broke back once, but the German held his own serve to take the set 6-4.
Ribamar Lopes put the visitors ahead from close range after some shambolic Botafogo defending but Matheus Rabi equalized with a 25-yard drive just after half time.
Suning came from behind straight after the restart as Teixeira sprung the offside trap to round the goalkeeper Han Jiaqi and finish with a low-strike.
In addition, former Bayi center Liang Yingqi and Sichuan Blue Whales guard Wang Zhengbo have also signed contracts with Xinjiang. Enditem
"WTT Macao will be a table tennis show like no other before it. After months of waiting to see what this is all about, the time has come to raise the curtain for our first ever exhibition of World Table Tennis," Steve Dainton, WTT Director and ITTF CEO, declared.
Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande stay atop the table with 25 points, seven points clear of Jiangsu Suning.
"I was super close to being a grand slam champion. I was a few games away, maybe a few points away. For me what upset me the most is not the third set or something like that, it's the fifth set. I had a lot of chances in the fifth set and didn't use them," said a disappointed Zverev, who was contesting his first career major final.
Evergrande had a good opportunity just four minutes into the game but Ai Kesen hit chance off target.
In other matches on Wednesday, Botafogo drew 1-1 at Athletico Paranaense, Fortaleza won 1-0 at home to Sport Recife, Coritiba drew 3-3 at Goias, Bragantino drew 1-1 at Sao Paulo and Santos won 3-1 at home to Atletico Mineiro. Enditem