Both sides didn't pose any threat to the other and no goals were scored in the first half.
"This also reflects the ever-increasing international appeal of table tennis, which is extremely pleasing to see as we continue to work hard to make the sport more global in the future," he added.
"We are a team under construction and we didn't have time to try more solutions in the pre-season, so let's try to find them in these first few games," he added.
While facing world number 53 Gould, who stunned world number one Judd Trump in the semifinals, Selby gave up a 4-0 lead to trail 5-4, but managed to reclaim the advantage at 7-6.
Thiago joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich earlier in September and although he made his debut against Chelsea eight days ago, he missed Monday night's 3-1 win at home to Arsenal.
Jiangsu built an unsinkable 8-2 lead before it took the first set 25-16 and then won the second 25-11.
Real Madrid won 3-2 away to Betis on Saturday after a disastrous few minutes from Betis defender Emerson.
Naldo is known as being highly empathic, always having an ear for team internal developments.
The three-day festival, that features horse racing, camel racing, archery, Mongolian wrestling and other events, attracted hundreds of participants from around the region.
"I played quite a solid match when I was serving, I was playing some good points. I did some good forehands, winners down the line, that's a key shot for me," said Nadal.
Despite losing a place to Bottas at the start, Verstappen was happy to finish second. "To be able to split the Mercedes cars, we can be pleased with that. I was just trying to do my own race. I'm very happy with second after two (retirements)."