"We will add new blood," he said. "The door of the national team is always open to those who are in good form and willing to fight, no matter they are teenagers or experienced players."
The two legends have met more than any other two players in the Open Era, a record 55 times, as Djokovic holds a 29-26 lead.
The result at Estadio Beira-Rio left Internacional second in the standings, two points behind leaders Atletico Mineiro, who have a game in hand.
Shao finished with 13 points, while Zhao Xuetong and Hu Yueming each had 11.
Italy added another in the 30th minute when El Shaarawy found the net with the outside of his boot.
Galhardo headed home twice in the space of eight first-half minutes to set up Internacional's seventh win of the season.
"It's a good experience for me and my young team. We have many difficulties, but they are just temporary, and these players don't lose their guts, which I am the most satisfied with," Ji noted.
The result at the Nabizao stadium lifted Internacional to second in the 20-team standings, two points behind leaders Atletico Mineiro. Bragantino dropped to 19th and have just two wins from 14 matches.
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Nadal played calmly and confidently, just like he did in the previous six rounds, during which he didn't drop a set. On the other side, the world No. 1 lacked energy and precision, even in his drop shots, which he used a lot throughout the tournament, but didn't work this time, only bringing him many unforced errors.
Questions about Loew's future are popping up, and concerns about the outcome of next year's European Championship are growing.