"The tournament gives the students a good opportunity to communicate with one another through football matches and help them improve their body condition as well as football skills," he added. Enditem
After the first two error-strewn sets, Zverev drastically reduced his unforced errors and took control of the semifinal.
Around 800 fans witnessed the opening ceremony and the opening match. Newly promoted Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat beat Beijing Renhe 3-2 to bag a winning start.
SIPG enlarged the gap just one minute after the beginning of the second half. Defender Wang Shenchao's precise cross found Hulk inside the box, who converted a header to make it 2-0.
Meanwhile the arrival of the experienced Manuel Pellegrini at Betis promises the stability that has been missing at the club in recent seasons and that alone should improve a team that underperformed last time around.
Kicking off on Saturday, the two-day event also included a 5km run, a 1km run, and a 0.2 km children's run.
The enamel Zun also features the designs of the "Bird's Nest", which staged the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics, the Temple of Heaven and the Dajingmen in Zhangjiakou, one of the four major passes in the Great Wall.
"It's not been an easy decision of leaving my hometown club which brings bittersweet feeling," said Kyranbek. "But now, it turns to a new chapter of my career and I'll fight for Shanghai."
Menezes, who has been out of work since parting ways with Palmeiras last December, will be tied to the Salvador-based side until December next year.
"I love these big matches. To face the best guys in the world is what I do the hard work for at home and in the off-season," Thiem said. "After the first set, it was great tennis from both of us. I could have easily been down two-sets-to-one. I'm really happy to be through. It was a great semifinal."
Both sides had one player down in the dying minute as Luneng's Dai Lin was sent off due to an awful tackle after Evergrande's Luo Guofu saw red for stamping.