PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal beats Lukas Rosol to advance to R2 in Doha

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!

Photos: REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah, EFE/Ali Haider


  1. Fantastico Rafa!!!! es un triunfo muy importante, sobretodo psicológicamente importantísimo. Ahora a seguir con todoooooooo! Vamooooooos Rafa!!!!!

  2. Congratulations on your win against Lukas Rosol Rafa. Keep it up. Happy New Year to you and your family Rafa. I will be wishing the best for you in every way. God Bless you in the new year ahead. Marylynn

  3. Great start to the year ahead congratulations on your win, and how good it is to see the man who beat you in London,been put back in the box where he belongs,poor sportsman should be shut up somewhere until they learn to have humility. Great win God Bless you and your team for this 2014 season,,,,see you in A.O.VAMOOOOOOSS RAFA.

  4. Well done Rafa and good luck for the rest of the tournament.
    Happy New Year to all at Rafa and of course to Rafa and his team and Family.
    I look forward to 2014 .

  5. Great win Rafa. Quite nice opening of the 2014 season, to beat the man who ended your 2012 season. This puts him back into place, I think we can all agree that Rosol handled his 2012 Wimbledon R2 quite in an unsportive manner (note his Tweets one year later). Luckily I did not see him spitting today and making disgusting sounds like he did back in June 2012. Vamos Rafa!

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