"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.
Ruichang Biyuan edged Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 to rank second in the table, while the third-placed Hunan Hualai also enjoyed a convincing victory, beating Anhui Souyu 5-0. Enditem
After squandering two championship points, Thiem won the title on his third after Zverev hit it wide.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Fernandinho Silva, Alan Kardec and Adrian Mierzejewski, scored one goal each, helping their Chongqing Lifan turn the game around and beat Hebei China Fortune 3-1, while Shijiazhuang Ever Bright win over Wuhan Zall 1-0 in the Chinese Super League on Friday.
Daniil Kvyat took a fine seventh in his AlphaTauri, with Leclerc and teammate Sebastian Vettel salvaging eighth and ninth on another difficult day for Ferrari.
"The president of the AFA [Argentinian Football Association], Claudio Tapia, sent a query to CONMEBOL about the suspension of Argentina captain, Lionel Messi," the region's governing body for football said on Twitter.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
The final of the AFC Champions League being played in the West Zone on Dec. 19 in a single match rather than in the traditional home and away format.
Newly promoted Cadiz's hopes of returning to the top-flight with a win met with disappointed as they lost 2-0 at home to a well-drilled Osasuna.
Leo played the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015, representing Cameroon. In his career, he had 12 appearances for the 'Lion of Africa'.
With the draw, Luneng and Shenhua remain third and fourth ranked at the table with 17 and 13 points respectively.