"He's one of the big champions of the last decade, one of the very few active players, who won a Grand Slam tournament here in New York," Thiem said of Cilic. "Even though he's not on the top of his game, he's always dangerous for a deep run in these big tournaments. He's not a guy I want to face in the third round as he's a former champion. On a good day, he can beat anybody."
R&F broke the deadlock while Saba forced Jianye defender Chen Hao into an own goal in the 12th minute.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all international sports events including table tennis came to a grinding halt early in the year.
"Surprised? No. Frustrated? Obviously," said Konta. "I think what we've seen time and time again in every tournament is that these are the best players in the world, so on any given day they can play incredible tennis."
"Everybody dreams of wearing the yellow jersey one day in his life so first off I'm just happy how things are," Roglic said.
The news comes after the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) revealed the players list.
"After many months away from the table, it is extremely important for us to get international table tennis events back running again," said Steve Dainton, ITTF chief executive officer.
The summer has seen work pressing ahead to remodel the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium, with the ground being expanded and a roof being installed.
“Something clicked today. I can make putts now. You know I was really happy to make a birdie putt from 10 feet at the second hole, which gave me a lot of confidence,” said Zhang who has qualified for the US Women’s Open in December.
“I learned a lot from this round. I have to work more on putts, especially putting under the gun. I feel I played great for the first 14 holes, now I feel a little disappointed. The trophy slipped away from my hands.”
In the constructors' standings, Mercedes stay out in front with 281 points. Red Bull remain second with 158 points, while third-placed McLaren now have 98 points after their best result of the year.