The 2017 world champion previous best was 94.44m set three years ago, and he was confident that he still had room to improve.
Zhang Weiwei, last year’s China LPGA Tour Order of Merit winner, shot a tournament low six-under 66 to finish one stroke back at the RMB500,000 event that was played without spectators. Zhang Yunjie, who led the tournament through 15 holes, was third at two shots off the pace following a 70. Liu Yan (69) was fourth, a shot further back.
"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. I am delighted that, with the fantastic support and hard work carried out by everyone at the ITTF over several months, we have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," said the ITTF President Thomas Weikert.
"But like I said, I do my best and I try to help the team, I try to score as much as I can. I know how to deal with pressure," Onuegbu said.
In the final clash of the mixed doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Lin Lingfang, the gold medalists at the 2019 World Youth Championships, controlled the game to sweep Ye Yuanpeng/Yang Xiaole 11-2, 11-3, 11-4, securing the victory for Ruichang.
Although they face a tight schedule with another seven internationals until mid-November, Loew is adjusting his traditional approach to his new generation.
Chen Siyan (70) and Yin Xiaowen (71) were the top amateurs at three-under par, tied for equal sixth with Miranda Wang Xinying (69) at seven strokes back.
"I just started playing maybe a little bit more aggressive because if I would have played the way I played, that's not the level for a quarterfinal match of a Grand Slam," Zverev said. "I had to start playing better and I was a little bit more consistent then as well. My serve got better and I said to myself, 'I'm down 6-1, 4-2, I have nothing to lose.'"
SIPG promptly adjusted tactics to catch up in the second half but were still scoreless, only to see Brazilian forward Marcos Vinicius seal the result with a low drive for China Fortune in stoppage time.
The group testing sessions will include some advance-notice testing, where the main focus will be on building the profiles of athletes for the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) program.
Four-time CBSL champion Qingdao then took straight wins in the women's singles, women's doubles and men's singles, before Anhui defended some honor in the men's doubles as Liu Yi/Zhou Ziyi cruised past Guo Xinwa/Yu Jiajia 11-8, 11-8, 11-8.