Also on Wednesday, 23-time Grand Slam winner and No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second round match against Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova because of an Achilles injury.
The recent setback is reviving discussions about Favre's ability to create stability while the squad is accused of lacking robustness when facing determined opponents of lower class.
The Tri beat Guatemala 3-0 in a friendly at Azteca stadium on Wednesday - the first outing of the year for both teams.
"I am really happy about my first round. I was facing another great champion today. The transition to clay and the cold conditions worked out pretty well," said Thiem.
In the other game in the Chengdu division, after a goalless first half, Taizhou Yuanda broke the deadlock in the 54th minute to claim a 1-0 victory against Beijing Renhe, and Beijing BSU defeated Suzhou Dongwu 3-2.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The AFC age group championships will be known as AFC Asian Cups from 2021, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Friday following a rebranding exercise.
FIFA and African governing body CAF had earlier sent condolences to the Ghana Football Association and the bereaved families. Enditem
Hamilton's earlier stop, coupled with his time penalties, meant the Briton emerged from the pitlane down in 11th place. Though he was able to carve his way through the field to finish third, Hamilton was clearly irked at his punishment and voiced his displeasure over the pits-to-car radio.
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Both Suning and Shandong Luneng had already guaranteed two positions for the racing championship. Because Luneng was held by Guangzhou R&F to 0-0, Suning is two points ahead of Luneng and finished with the second in Dalian Division.
The game had already seen plenty of drama with Solly March heading Brighton level in the 95th minute, when it looked as if a Lewis Dunk own goal and a cool finish from Marcos Rashford would give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men the point.