Much more than their national rival Bayern, it seems that the Black and Yellow's team is full of apprentices trying to avoid slipping into further frustrations.
Midfielder Tony Kroos was confirmed to have torn his left gluteus maximum muscle on Monday and will miss Wednesday's game and the following weekend's trip to face Levante in Valencia.
Dalian had the chance to score the equalizer but Salomon Rondon's free-kick smacked the woodwork.
The race was suspended on lap 8 of 30 following a crash involving Luca Ghiotto and Jack Aitken, who tangled and span into the barriers at high speed.
Ji Xinjie from Shandong secured the gold in the men's 400m freestyle in 3:48.87, with Hubei's Zhang Ziyang and Ji's teammate Hu Jia rounding out the top three.
The recent setback is reviving discussions about Favre's ability to create stability while the squad is accused of lacking robustness when facing determined opponents of lower class.
"I am very happy," Nadal said in French at the Court Philippe-Chatrier after the triumph, "It will be another difficult match against Travaglia or Nishikori. I hope to play a good level. It's always special to play here in Paris, especially here on Court Philippe-Chatrier, so I'm very happy to play another time."
Luo, 20, defeated Billy Castle 3-1 and swept Jamie Wilson 3-0 before locking horn with world number five Mark Allen in his last group match. A draw was enough for the Chinese youngster to book a place in the second stage as the group winner.
There was last second drama as Manchester United got their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory away to Brighton on Saturday thanks to a penalty given after the final whistle.
The resumption of the competitions will follow two friendly matches of the Iranian national soccer team with Uzbekistan and Mali on October 8 and 13 respectively.
The game was over by halftime as the 18-year-old produced a magnificent display that will only give strength to those who see him as the natural successor to Leo Messi.