Germany took the reins and pressed forward whereas Spain looked shocked and unable to respond.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was exactly trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand."
Both sides had chances to break the deadlock in the first half but missed them all. Shanghai Shenhua midfielder Cao Yunding's left-footed shot hit the post in the seventh minute. Shenzhen almost scored the opener in the last minutes going into the halftime break when Ole Selnaes' free kick was also denied by the crossbar.
"We played well in the first half and created many chances, but we had difficulty after conceding the first goal," SIPG coach Vitor Pereira said.
In the other two games of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda overwhelmed Anhui Souyu 5-0, while Jiangsu Weikeduo lost to Xiamen Tefang 3-2, still striving for a win this season. Enditem
The RESTART of the ITTF will feature three of the most prestigious events, including the 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup, the 2020 ITTF Men's World Cup and the 2020 ITTF Finals.
The women's long jump event saw teenager Qin Huiling better her PB by three times to land the victory at 6.37m. Zeng Rui also renewed her life-time best to win the women's triple jump title at 14.10m, while Fang Yaoqing won the men's triple jump at 16.88m. Enditem
Leo Baptistao pulled one back for Wuhan in the 67th minute through a header. Two minutes later, Jean Kouassi also made his header to level up the two sides, after receiving debutant Dong Xuesheng's pass.
Lin, who now works for the Culture and Ceremonies Department of the Beijing 2022 organizing committee, emphasized that the removal of the words "PARALYMPIC GAMES" is a big step for the Games.
Shenzhen will also face another huge loss in the clash with defending champions since Mary got a red card and was sent off the pitch in the stoppage time due to his aggressive language to Shanghai head coach Choi Kang-Hee.
"Our director was against the idea at first, but we did this once in 2013 and it worked, I won," said Sagan, who finished 13th after his bike lost its chain in the sprint. Enditem