Autuori led Botafogo to six victories, 13 draws and four defeats after taking charge of the two-time Serie A champions for a fifth time in February.
"This also reflects the ever-increasing international appeal of table tennis, which is extremely pleasing to see as we continue to work hard to make the sport more global in the future," he added.
The Spaniard will next take on 18th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, who beat Slovakia's world number 102 Andrej Martin 6-4, 7-6, 6-1.
Yu Jingyao from Beijing touched the finishing line first in the women's 100m breaststroke, with Zhang Xinyu from Henan and Tianjin's Zhang Muyan rounding out the top three.
Finishing first in the preliminary heat of the men's 100m freestyle, Yu Hexin from Guangdong didn't show up in the final as he failed to make the top eight in the physical tests, according to a new rule of the championships.
With the epidemic being effectively controlled, fans were allowed back into the stadiums from August 22, which is a credit to Chinese football in such a special period.
"I am just trying my best every single day. I am working hard in every practise to try to be better and better in every match," Nadal said,"Today was not that cold, so that's the main thing, the conditions are not that bad."
To survive without taking out new loans, the club's new board has refused grants from its former chairman Clemens Tonnies. The millionaire and meat-baron stepped down after two decades as an official following widespread fan protest.
Second seed Nadal will face Italy's Stefano Travaglia in the round of 32. The latter survived a five-set thriller against Japan's Nishikori Kei to advance 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-2.
Schalke will probably decide its future steps at Monday's board meeting.
Speaking to the press ahead of Barca's La Liga trip to play Celta Vigo, the new Barca coach confirmed that the 19-year-old was in Barcelona.