Elsewhere on Sunday, VVV-Venlo booked a spectacular 5-3 win at FC Emmen, Heracles Almelo beat ADO Den Haag 2-0 and Vitesse was too strong for RKC Waalwijk, winning 1-0. The FC Utrecht-AZ match was postponed to give AZ more time to prepare for next Tuesday's match at Dynamo Kiev in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.
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.
The competition starts at Shimei Bay and passes through the scenic Jiajing Island, which is about 1.5 nautical miles (about three kilometers) from the coast of Shimei Bay. The competitors return to Shimei Bay Beach after making a circle around Jiajing Island.
Even though it is only the first game of the campaign, both teams will be desperate to kick off with three points.
"We started to know each other back in 2014 and straight away started to develop a great friendship and then a great rivalry," Thiem said of his close friend Zverev. "We've made great things happen on the court and off the court. It's amazing how far our journey brought us to share this moment. I wish we could have two winners today. We both deserved it."
PP Sports, owned by the Chinese retail giant Suning Group, had signed a three-year deal with the Premier League in 2016. The broadcaster has reportedly withheld a payment of 160 million pounds for rights fees which were due in March.
In the other game in the Meizhou division on Sunday, Meizhou Hakka beat Liaoning Shenyang Urban 2-0.
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The "Green-Whites" lacked in ideas to overcome Jena's well-positioned defence as only Davie Selke came close after unleashing a dangerous effort from a sharp angle two minutes before the break.
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Real Sociedad are another side affected by COVID-19 in the run into the new campaign, with striker Willian Jose testing positive on Wednesday to become the third player at the club, (along with new signing, David Silva and Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal) to be affected by the virus. Adnan Januzaj will also miss out through injury leaving Alexander Isak to lead the visitors' attack, which for the moment looks weaker than last season.