The defeat means Fulham have now lost a record 11 consecutive London derbies in the top flight.
Koeman will be keeping his fingers crossed players such as Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann can up their games, while Francisco Trincao looks an interesting addition in attack. However, the hopes of many fans will now rest on the young shoulders of Riqui Puig and Ansu Fati, who looks odds on to become the new hero of the Camp Nou despite being just 17 years old.
The 19-year-old Fan finished second after one win, one draw and one loss. Last month, Fan defeated Michael White 4-2 in the final round of a Q School event, regaining his place on the tour.
"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."
A PP Sports source told Xinhua they paid 50 percent of the negotiated fees at the initial stage of the three-year circle.
They were runners-up at the Western & Southern Open, which took place at the same site in Flushing Meadows two weeks ago.
According to CAF, the names of prospective candidates will be communicated to the various national associations on Jan. 11 next year.
Arm wrestlers compete during the 1st arm wrestling competition in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, Sept.11, 2020. (Photo by Murad Abdo/Xinhua)
"It's not how you start, it's how you finish, right?" added Williams. "I just feel like, I'm okay. I'm ready to play three sets every match if I have to. It doesn't matter. A win is a win."
Ruichang Biyuan edged Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 to rank second in the table, while the third-placed Hunan Hualai also enjoyed a convincing victory, beating Anhui Souyu 5-0. Enditem
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Serena Williams of the United States and Victoria Azarenka from Belarus will meet in the semifinals of the US Open after beating their respective rivals in the women's singles quarterfinals on Wednesday.