Rafael Nadal defeated Lukas Rosol in the first round of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, 6-2, 7-6(7). The win marks the first meeting of the two players since Rafa’s fateful loss in Wimbledon 2012, his last match before a 7 month hiatus from the tour. This was also officially the first match of the 2014 season. Rafa’s next opponent will be Tobias Kamke. VAMOS RAFA!
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