Thanks to his teammates Qiao Shijun/Chen Yingying, Han Yue and Liu Cheng/Huang Kaixiang, who clinched victories in the women's doubles, women's singles and men's doubles respectively, Xiamen gained the last three points, remaining at fourth in the standings.
In the other semifinal of the day, Ruichang fought from one game down to beat Hunan Hualai 3-1.
"I was super close to being a grand slam champion. I was a few games away, maybe a few points away. For me what upset me the most is not the third set or something like that, it's the fifth set. I had a lot of chances in the fifth set and didn't use them," said a disappointed Zverev, who was contesting his first career major final.
In other matches on Wednesday, Botafogo drew 1-1 at Athletico Paranaense, Fortaleza won 1-0 at home to Sport Recife, Coritiba drew 3-3 at Goias, Bragantino drew 1-1 at Sao Paulo and Santos won 3-1 at home to Atletico Mineiro. Enditem
"World Table Tennis was born, as the times require, and predictably, this is the perfect opportunity to create great value for the sport, and to demonstrate the true value of the top players and fans," he stated.
ROME, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Italian Serie A on Wednesday announced a plan to set up a new company that will seek investors and oversee the sale of the league's television rights.
The league told reporters that the media rights for the league for the last three seasons brought in 1.31 billion euros (1.55 billion U.S. dollars), according to the data firm Statista. But it has been a point of contention this year, as the global coronavirus outbreak forced games to stop for more than three months.
ACCRA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien has been named one of the coaching staff for Danish side FC Nordsjaelland.
Serie A teams are expected to consider the competing bids and to make a decision by the end of the month.
International table tennis activity has been suspended for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was however a short-lived joy for Hertha as Braunschweig went ahead again after Fabio Kaufmann's diving header allowed Kobylanski to wrap up his hat rick only two minutes later.