"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."
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.
Evergrande doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a stunning free kick from Ai, two minutes after his tap-in was ruled out due to off-side.
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The 37-year-old veteran's penalty helped Ever Bright take the lead in the 42nd minute.
The 30-year-old Taylor, who produced a world-leading mark of 17.46 meters to win in Ostrava on Tuesday, failed to find his best form this time, as he only managed a best of 16.53m with his final effort of the night.
Guoan extended the lead just three minutes after the break as Teda's clearance went into the path of Renato Augusto who bent a curler into the top corner.
Luneng were on a three-game winless run before Sunday's game while Evergrande dominated Group A, despite losing to Luneng 1-0 in the first leg, their only defeat this season.
The world volleyball governing body FIVB released the schedule of the VNL 2021 early this month, and Brazil will start their campaign at home by hosting the United States, Canada and the Dominican Republic in Cuiaba before the second week in Brasilia, and they will conclude the final week in Seoul, South Korea after travels to China and Poland.