For the first time this season, Thomas Tuchel was able to field his Fantastic Four - Neymar, Mbappe, Icardi and Angel Di Maria - at the front and it was rewarded with a comfortable victory.
"I am really happy about my first round. I was facing another great champion today. The transition to clay and the cold conditions worked out pretty well," said Thiem.
Last-placed Dijon was closed to clinching its first win of the news season, but an injury-time penalty from Teji Savanier crashed their hopes as the team was held to a 2-2 draw at home against Montpellier. Enditem
"I am going to be extra careful hitting a tennis ball around the court. That's something that is obviously staying in my mind after what happened in New York," Djokovic said in a press conference before the French Open.
Others called up by head coach Gerardo Martino included Ajax defender Edson Alvarez, Napoli forward Hirving Lozano and Real Betis midfielders Diego Lainez and Andres Guardado.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Goias drew 2-2 at Ceara and Atletico Goianiense were held to a 1-1 home draw by Botafogo. Enditem
Valencia took the lead thanks to Daniel Wass' free kick from the touchline which evaded everyone on its way into the net, but Huesca got a well-deserved equalizer when Dimitrios Siovas headed home following a corner.
The swimmers' performances at the championships will act as an important reference for their qualification for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Enditem
Apart from elite championships, World Athletics also plans to include mass running in its program.
Two newly-promoted sides weren't as fortunate as Qingdao Huanghai and Shijiazhuang Ever Bright need to fight against relegation, along side Tianjin Teda.
"I always thought that one year it has to come. Especially when I won against such great players, I have big respect for both of them. I never played against Vika before. I watch her many times in the TV, even when I was not on the tour. When I was younger, I watched many of her matches," added the 26-year-old.