"We started to know each other back in 2014 and straight away started to develop a great friendship and then a great rivalry," Thiem said of his close friend Zverev. "We've made great things happen on the court and off the court. It's amazing how far our journey brought us to share this moment. I wish we could have two winners today. We both deserved it."
Both sides had one player down in the dying minute as Luneng's Dai Lin was sent off due to an awful tackle after Evergrande's Luo Guofu saw red for stamping.
BERLIN, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Second-half goals from Joshua Sargent and Tahith Chong helped Werder Bremen to beat lower-league team Carl Zeiss Jena 2-0 whereas Union Berlin needed extratime to beat second-division club Karlsruhe courtesy of Nico Schlotterbeck's sole goal in the opening round of the German Cup on Saturday.
The lower league side had their goalkeeper Jakub Jakubov to thank as he defused the promising efforts on target from Andrej Kramaric and Christoph Baumgartner before the break.
Aris is one of Greece's most successful clubs, having won the fourth most Super League titles after Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and AEK Athens. Enditem
The 2020 season ended disappointingly for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, who never looked like catching Liverpool in the league and then, after beating Real Madrid, saw their European hopes destroyed by Olympique Lyon.
Evergrande broke the deadlock in the 40th minute with a moment of magic, as Paulinho dribbled past several defenders at the edge of the box, unleashing a rocket that went beyond an out-stretched Wang.
Sunday sees four more games, with perhaps the highlight being the Valencia derby between Valencia and Levante, while Huesca return to the top-flight away to Villarreal. Enditem
Training at times with no appropriate gear like shoes, many athletes in Uganda persevere focusing on winning a medal someday.
"Seven is my favorite number, so I guess it's meant to be," Azarenka said, joking about the gap between major final appearances. "I'm very grateful for this opportunity, to be able to play such a champion in a semifinal. The road to the final requires you to beat the best players, and today was definitely that day."
International runners came from Britain, Germany, Argentina, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands as well as other countries and regions.