The Japanese superstar fired 35 winners to 17 unforced errors to take down the American.
But he tightened up again when it came time to serve for the championship, allowing Thiem to break back.
Jordi Cruyff's debut as Shenzhen Kaisa was bitter but the Dutch said he was satisfied with his players.
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.
"The VNL will be especially important next season as we work to define and prepare the group of players we'll be taking to Tokyo for the Olympics," the veteran coach explained.
"The team are in a very difficult situation. We hope to win, and therefore the only thing we can do is keep fighting," said Bassogog.
Hence, 1860 came by chances in the early stages as veteran Sascha Molders pulled wide from inside the box in the sixth minute before defender Martin Hinteregger had to tackle Molders to deny another chance eight minutes later.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Head coach of Brazil's women's volleyball team Jose Roberto Guimaraes said that the Volley Nations League in 2021 is an opportunity to test his team.
"I could see the beautiful sea and buildings from a paraglider, but the wind kept changing, it is quite difficult to land, and the technical requirements are especially high," said Guo after the match.
Pianigiani admitted that he is very excited to join Beijing Ducks, a club with top influence in Asia. He said he is looking forward to working hard with the team in the next season.
CFA stated that all violations of the "Chinese Football Association Disciplinary Guidelines" will be punished strictly. It is hoped that all clubs, officials, and players can jointly maintain the order of the game and the hard-won football development environment.