After successful completing the distance, his emotions turned to "delighted and surprised."
"It is my first on-site competition of the year and I felt very excited. I have not thought too much about the result," said Huang, whose winning mark also equaled his career best set three years ago when winning the gold medal at the Chinese National Games in Tianjin.
Perhaps the best news for Atletico last season was Simeone's decision to convert Marcos Llorente from a defensive into an attacking midfielder and if Llorente can recreate his form from the end of the campaign he will become a key player.
He became a first-team regular under manager Renato Gaucho following the departure of Everton Soares to Benfica last month.
“I said to myself it’s a round of 18 holes. The competition won’t end until the last hole. After that I still wanted one more birdie to have a firm leading position. I didn’t but I still won. That’s the key point.”
Coric has been Zverev's nemesis dating back to their junior days. The Croatian beat the German in the 2013 US Open boys' singles semifinals and entered this match leading their head-to-head series 3-1, including a four-set victory in New York three years ago.
38-year-old Williams closed out the first set with ease but had trouble in the second when she was broken twice by Gasparyan.
Elsewhere, Poland, who were playing without leading striker Robert Lewandowski, registered their first victory of the tournament in Zenica.
"You dream of it and never think it will happen," an emotional Bennett said after the race, during which the 29-year-old collected 65 sprint points to clinch the green jersey from Slovakia's Peter Sagan.
Hamilton had controlled the early stages of the race from his pole position, leading away from the McLaren of Sainz and Lando Norris, Racing Point's Sergio Perez, the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo, and Hamilton's Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who dropped from second to sixth after a poor start.
Two 1-1 draws against Spain and Switzerland showed that time might be running out, as no more than nine months are left complete the rejuvenation of the German team, including a new approach on the pitch.