The top seed is to kick off his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title with a first-round game against Sweden's Mikael Ymer.
"We were not in form at the start. Guards didn't handle the ball well on our first possession, which affected the team's rhythm and mentality," admitted Ji.
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"We expect a very tough match because Pakhtakor are physically strong but we are ready," said Golmohammadi.
Fujian's form faded suddenly in the middle of the third set as Shanghai staged a 9-0 scoring run, including three points from serving. Shanghai then kept the huge lead until the set ended.
The Serbian, who is seeking his 18th grand slam title, will face Colombia's Daniel Elahi Galan in the next round.
"We are a team under construction and we didn't have time to try more solutions in the pre-season, so let's try to find them in these first few games," he added.
Malmo cruised past Croatian side, NK Lokomotiva 5-0 at home in the last qualifying round, they have a lot more European experience than the Spanish side (who are making their debut in Europe this campaign) and they are tough to beat at home.
Tang Muhan from Guangdong topped the women's 400m freestyle in 4:07.04, and Ma Yonghui and Zhang Ke, both from Hebei, took second and third places respectively.
Two other Turkish teams, Galatasaray and Basaksehir, have also shown interest in the 26-year-old player.