Nadal debuta con victoria

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Rafael Nadal inició un nuevo libro en su carrera con la vuelta a las pistas tras la lesión sufrida hace siete meses y con el último recuerdo en la derrota en segunda ronda de Wimbledon frente a Lukas Rosol. Antes de ponerse manos a la obra en el cuadro individual, Nadal compartió pista con el argentino Juan Mónaco en la primera ronda de la modalidad de dobles.

La dupla hispano-argentina superó sin problemas a los checos Frantisek Cermak y Lukas Dlouhy en poco más de una hora, 65 minutos, por 6-3, 6-2. El manacorí se adaptó bien a la tierra batida chilena y sigue su puesta a punto para alcanzar la mejor forma posible. En cuartos de final, Nadal y Mónaco se las verán con el galo Guillaume Rufin y el italiano Filippo Volandri.

Hoy llegará el debut en el torneo individual de Rafa ante el local Federico Delbonis, que se deshizo con apuros de su compatriota Guido Pella. Este ATP World Tour 250 implica la vuelta a las pistas del español. Paso a paso, y sin precipitarse, Rafa aspira a volver a brillar en su superficie favorita.Rafael Nadal started a new chapter in his career today by returning to the courts for the first time since being knocked out of the second round of Wimbledon against Lukas Rosol and then picking up an injury that kept him sidelined for seven months. Before going it alone though, the Spaniard decided to ease into his return by partnering up with Juan Monaco in the first round of the Chilean doubles competition.

The Spanish-Argentinian pair took only 65 minutes to see off the challenge of the Czech Republic’s Frantisek Cermak and Lukas Dlouhy 6-3, 6-2. Nadal took like a duck to water on the Chilean clay and looks on course to recover his form quickly. He and Monaco will take on Guillaume Rufin and Filippo Volandri in the quarter-finals.

Today Nadal will make his return to singles tennis when he meets local hopeful Federico Delbonis, who was made to sweat it out in order to get past fellow countryman Guido Pella. This ATP World Tour 250 event is not the kind of tournament a player of Nadal’s stature would usually partake in, but he choose it in order to rediscover his touch. With a bit of patience Rafa will be hoping to wow the world of tennis again on his favourite surface.