Rafinha joined Flamengo from Bayern Munich in June last year and helped the Rio de Janeiro club secure a historic Copa Libertadores-Brazilian Serie A double five months later.
Xiralijan, 29, is widely regarded as one of the greatest outside shooters in the CBA. Enditem
"We started to know each other back in 2014 and straight away started to develop a great friendship and then a great rivalry," Thiem said of his close friend Zverev. "We've made great things happen on the court and off the court. It's amazing how far our journey brought us to share this moment. I wish we could have two winners today. We both deserved it."
The Spanish top-flight side are willing to pay up to five million euros (5.9 million U.S. dollars) to secure the 24-year-old before the European transfer window closes next month, the TNT Sports news outlet reported.
Zu Shanfa, head referee of the tournament, said the competition provides a platform for the students to keep fitness and to improve their football skills.
Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell should strengthen an at-times questionable back line, while Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are big money additions at the other end of the field and overall Lampard can be happy with his summer.
The second-tier league will take place behind closed doors. In the first period, the 18 teams will be divided into three groups, following the traditional league duo-robin format.
Saturday saw Arsenal kick off the season with a comfortable 3-0 win away to Fulham, with new signing Willian turning in a man-of-the-match performance.
"Although I'm not an Iranian, I have spent many years in Iran. I know the problems of Iranian football and I believe that the country has very talented players who have football DNA, but they need to change their mentality about tactical football. I think Iranian football needs coaches who increase the motivation of the players to fight," he said.
Volunteers simulated a series of operations including trauma rescue, emergency relief and transporting the wounded by helicopter during the drill.
Under World Athletics guidelines introduced last year, Semenya would have to take testosterone-reducing drugs in order to compete in the races from 400m to a mile. But the 29-year-old has chosen not to do it.