In the other matches on Monday, Anhui defeated Jiangsu 3-2, while title favorites Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both extended their winning streak by beating Hunan Hualai 4-1 and Xiamen Tefang 4-1 respectively.
The Austrian will now challenge 2014 champion Marin Cilic of Croatia in third round. Thiem has a 2-0 lead in their head-to-head series.
Things nearly got a lot worse for Zall before going off at half-time, when the ever-lively Zhang broke free once again, but this time his shot was well saved by the goalpost.
Since the ITTF rankings have been frozen since April 2020, the restart plan will offer players the opportunity to elevate their world rankings before the end of 2020.
Both World Cups and the Finals will be staged in China with support from the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), meaning that the Women's and Men's World Cups will no longer take place in Bangkok, Thailand, and Dusseldorf, Germany as originally planned.
The RESTART of the ITTF will feature three of the most prestigious events, including 2020 ITTF Women's World Cup, 2020 ITTF Men's World Cup and the 2020 ITTF Finals.
Koeman will be keeping his fingers crossed players such as Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann can up their games, while Francisco Trincao looks an interesting addition in attack. However, the hopes of many fans will now rest on the young shoulders of Riqui Puig and Ansu Fati, who looks odds on to become the new hero of the Camp Nou despite being just 17 years old.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers have made a bid to sign Gremio and Brazil U-23 forward Pepe, according to Brazilian press reports on Friday.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda still failed to snatch a win in the Chinese Super League after they suffered their seventh consecutive loss in the ninth round after a 2-1 defeat to Chongqing Dangdai Lifan here on Sunday.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Dia Saba and Ye Chugui netted to give Guangzhou R&F a 3-1 win over Henan Jianye in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Dalian Pro conceded a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Jiangsu Suning on Tuesday night.
Scotland now leads Group 2 with four points, with the Czechs second on three. Israel sit third with two points, with Slovakia bottom with only a single point gained over the first two matches. Enditem