Liverpool waited 30 years before Jurgen Klopp steered them to glory last season and the 18-point margin of victory, (which would probably have been bigger if they had not relaxed in the closing weeks of the campaign) means everyone else has a lot of catching up to do if they want to overtake Klopp's men.
In the constructors' standings, Mercedes remain well out in front on 325 point, with Red Bull second on 173 and McLaren third on 106.
Maracana SA made the decision to carry out the unscheduled facelift to capitalize on a fixturing quirk that has left the stadium without football for almost two weeks.
"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.
"I was very concentrated when playing the first match. However, I felt a little tired in the mixed doubles. We tried to exert our strengths on the court to play against our well-performed rivals. The 11-point competition system is too difficult," said Zheng.
In April, mascots for the Asian Games Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen, inspired by Hangzhou's three World Heritage sites, namely the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu Culture, the West Lake and the Grand Canal, were unveiled online, followed by the release of Asian Para Games slogan "Heart Meets, Dream Shines" and mascot "Feifei," inspired by the motif of the "Divine Bird" in the Liangzhu Culture.
Aymeric Laporte's positive test for COVID-19 means he could miss the start of the campaign, but the Frenchman is vital to City's options.
Evergrande had a good opportunity just four minutes into the game but Ai Kesen hit chance off target.
Leeds will feel unlucky to lose to a late penalty, but showed they should have enough to survive with ease in the Premier League.
It was however a short-lived joy for Hertha as Braunschweig went ahead again after Fabio Kaufmann's diving header allowed Kobylanski to wrap up his hat rick only two minutes later.
Zverev completed a stunning comeback in his semifinal, rallying past Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to reach his first Grand Slam final while Thiem dug deep and displayed his trademark fighting spirit to outlast third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia 6-2, 7-6(7), 7-6(5).