However, the top Shenzhen scorer was substituted with a suspected groin strain in the 43rd minute.
"I thank Flamengo. They did everything to make me stay, but they understood me. I'm 35 years old, my career is ending and this is almost certainly going to be my last contract."
Luneng went ahead in the 19th minute when their striker Duan Liuyu miskicked the ball which flew into Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from a close range.
Thiem then found himself 6-5 ahead and it was his turn to serve for the championship. However, like Zverev moments earlier, Thiem failed to clinch the match and it went to a tie-break.
The relatively unheralded Veszelka, meanwhile, leaped to 16.69m in the third round and bowed out with a 16.66m jump to land the upset victory at the World Athletics Continental Tour Silver meeting.
"A few of the players gave me the games and I didn't have to work that hard to get over the line," Trump told the World Snooker Tour website.
"It will be very positive to play two of the five weeks at home as we can be closer to our fans and also limit the traveling," he added. Enditem
More sports parks will be built in the future to ensure people can access sports facilities within a 10 minute walk and an Asian Games-themed park will be found in every district and county of Hangzhou, which will "rely on its people for a successful Asian Games, which in turn benefit the people," the Action Plan specified.
A total of 13 teams will play in two groups in the round-robin preliminaries with the top four finishers from each pool to qualify for the knock-out stage. Enditem
The country's President's office over the years started rewarding athletes who won medals on the international stage. They are given a motivational token of 1,350 U.S. dollars for a gold medal, 850 dollars for a silver and 500 dollars for a bronze medal. This is paid monthly once an athlete wins a medal at any international event.
"It's all or nothing," Thiem said. "It's going to be a completely open match. I'm really looking forward to that. We have such a great friendship and rivalry. It's amazing that we're going to face each other in a Grand Slam final."