In the second set, Zverev was still the one that called the shots, storming to a 5-1 lead after breaking twice. Thiem broke back once, but the German held his own serve to take the set 6-4.
However, Molders remained in the thick of things and headed onto the crossbar moments later.
Because of his foot injury, Shi has been attempting to switch his take-off leg to his right. He admitted the process is very difficult and he is still not familiar with the change.
As a result, the game ended with eight men from PSG on the field, while Marseille had nine.
Having to accept the circumstances, Flick is forced to start into the season with an incomplete squad.
According to the organizing committee, Shaanxi will hold a series of celebration activities in the next week, in order to mark the one-year countdown to the National Games.
In an exclusive interview with Xinhua, Zhu revealed her desire to truly demonstrate the Chinese team's capabilities at Tokyo 2020, as well as expectations towards her new school life.
The national championships slated for Sept. 15-18 in Shaoxing will be Shi's first national-level competition since the injury. Last month he competed in the 100m race in a provincial testing event and improved his personal best to 10.42 seconds, which largely boosted his confidence in his speed ability.
"WTT Macao will be a table tennis show like no other before it. After months of waiting to see what this is all about, the time has come to raise the curtain for our first ever exhibition of World Table Tennis," Steve Dainton, WTT Director and ITTF CEO, declared.
Frankfurt were more clinical with their chances and punished courageous Nuremberg as Bas Dost's volley assist allowed Andre Silva to nod home the opener six minutes into the second half.
Both Thiem and Zverev are seeking their first ever Grand Slam title, and Thiem might have a slight mental advantage, winning the past three matches against the German.