Xinjiang bowed out from the semifinals last season due to frail backcourt rotation. Both Yu and Wu will be expected to provide leadership and make up Xinjiang's outside defense.
World No. 2 Chen Yufei crushed young shuttler Huang Mingxuan 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 in the women's singles later to extend the lead for Qingdao.
Thanks to his teammates Qiao Shijun/Chen Yingying, Han Yue and Liu Cheng/Huang Kaixiang, who clinched victories in the women's doubles, women's singles and men's doubles respectively, Xiamen gained the last three points, remaining at fourth in the standings.
However, first Gabriel Paulista and then Maxi Gomez levelled the scores and two goals late in the second half from Manu Vallejo gave Valencia a win that will help raise morale around the Mestalla Stadium.
But he tightened up again when it came time to serve for the championship, allowing Thiem to break back.
WTT Macao will feature 16 of the world's best male and 16 of the world's best female paddlers. Participants will be announced in the coming weeks.
In other fixtures on Thursday, Palmeiras won 2-0 at Corinthians and Atletico Goianiense beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 in Rio de Janeiro. Enditem
Two years ago, an invitation was sent to the world - "Welcome to Hangzhou". Two years to go, the city is determined to honor its promises of a "Green, Smart, Economical and Ethical" Games in 2022. Enditem
Along the Qiantang river, a butterfly is fluttering over a lotus - that is the view formed by the Natatorium of the Hangzhou Olympic & Expo City standing a stone's throw from the main stadium for the 2022 Asian Games.
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.
Bratislava is among several towns with a high rate of new coronavirus cases and the Pandemic Committee restricted local fans from attending the match so only empty stands and the TV broadcast crew saw the home team's Slovenian striker Zan Medved open the score in the 13th minute when he was left unguarded and had no trouble putting the ball in Trnava's net after Rafael Ratao's great center pass from the left side.