"I mean, we both gave everything," said the third-seeded Thiem. "The thing in tennis is that there is one loser, one winner. Despite (being) so disappointed, I'm still happy for him."
On the Shanghai side, Zhou Yuyan had 11 points, and Han Xu bagged 10.
The visitor from Spisska Nova Ves was leading by 13 points at half-time which ultimately proved decisive, but the home team managed to fight the deficit and almost brought the game to a thrilling end despite having only five available players in the second half due to injuries and fouls. Enditem
As for player updates, Germany's Han Ying enters the action at the Women's World Cup in place of Australia's Melissa Tapper, and Germany's Patrick Franziska replaces Australia's Hu Heming to participate in the Men's World Cup. Enditem
BEIJING, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese talent Sun Yingsha will replace teammate Zhu Yuling to compete at the ITTF Women's World Cup following the latter's withdrawal, according to player updates announced by the world table tennis governing body on Tuesday.
TEHRAN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Saturday banned Iran's Persepolis forward Isa Alkasir from any soccer activities for six months.
Things changed though for Schalke in the 23rd minute when Suat Serdar was unable to continue after a tackle. Can Bozdogan came in for the injured defensive midfielder and the youngster grabbed the worst possible start into the game as he cleared Emil Forsberg's square pass into the wrong goal in the 31st minute.
Another 10-0 surge into the second quarter extended Beijing's advantage to over 25 points. Daqing's loose defense provided Beijing many easy baskets in the paint, and the latter also found their range, going into the break with a 57-28 lead.
Bierhoff demanded successful games to strengthen team spirit and fan identification. The 1996 European Champion said a real lift in mood is needed to travel down the road to the 2021 European Championship. Enditem
The Paris Saint-Germain forward has 61 goals in 101 appearances for the Selecao, just one behind Ronaldo and 16 shy of record holder Pele.
FC Barcelona's positive start under Ronald Koeman had produced two wins and seven goals without reply in their first two matches of the season, but that positive start was halted as they were held 1-1 at home to Sevilla on Sunday evening.