After both exchanged serves in the following two games, the former world No. 23 then delivered a dominant performance in the tie break to seal the first set.
People run with dogs during an annual "Fast Dog" race in Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 3, 2020. More than 140 people took part in the race this year. (Photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Xinhua)
"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
Tuchel's side have been drawn with Manchester United, Istanbul Basaksehir and RB Leipzig in this season's UEFA Champions League group stage.
Zhao Xuetong nailed 19 points for Sichuan. Gao Song and Hu Yueming each scored 17 points. Shao had 11.
Zhengzhou, in Henan province, will again host the final ITTF event of the year after 2019, as the 2020 ITTF Finals will return to the Zhengzhou Olympic Sports Center from November 19 to 22.
The pair have not played for their country since the Cafeteros' penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the quarterfinals of last year's Copa America in Brazil.
Bolivia head coach Cesar Farias says he wants to dispel the notion that Bolivia are only competitive at their Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz, more than 3,600 meters above sea level.
National team manager Oliver Bierhoff said the association depends on internationals' turnovers and will start a charm offensive to regain fans' trust.
In a fiercely contested second quarter, which was halted by fouls often, Dongguan managed to go up by 19 points clear at halftime through steady performance on the free throw line, and went uncontested from Wuhan back from the locker room.
The AFA said Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso had also been cut from the squad because of a knee injury suffered while training on Monday.