Chen Jie, deputy director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports, was safisfied with how this year's China Open went. Dominic Thiem defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling three-set final. "We can see the fans' recognition towards our tournament.
Although some top players such as Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic did not come this year, the growing younger generation of players put on a great show and made our tournament very attractive", said Jie. Gao Yang, who runs the tournament's broadcast and copyright, is satisfied with how the technology of the event progressed throughout the years: "Last year the China Open became the first tournament in the world to use and broadcast a 4K signal, and this year we explored the application of the 8K signal.
We're the first in the world again." On his progresses, Dominic Thiem said: "We worked very good on some things which helped me on faster surfaces or hard courts. I think today I never went so much to the net in one match before.
It's the right thing to do. I think it's very important to shorten up points, to finish points at the net. That's what we worked on a lot. It slowly pays off. My two biggest titles now come on hard court. But as I said before, I have to be honest with myself and say they come on pretty slow hard courts, hard courts which suit my game, where it's good to play a lot of topspin, which I like.
I'll try to improve myself also on the faster surfaces and go into more the net on them. Hopefully soon I can win titles on these super fast courts as well."