PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal makes winning comeback at the China Open

Rafael Nadal made a winning return from injury by beating Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-0 in the first round of the China Open. He will face the German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk in the second round after the world No. 122 defeated big serving Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 2-6, 7-5.

“In general I have to be happy the way that I played. After three months without a match, winning against a good player like Richard is a very positive comeback for me. I think I played solid, no mistakes. I’m happy the way I played. … Today was an important day for me, the day that I am back. To have the support of the people, this is important. It’s an important feeling to be back in competition. I’m very happy,” said Rafa.

Source: ATP World Tour,  Photos: Getty Images, China Open


  1. Oui, il est très heureux d’être de retour à la compétition, mais nous , ses fans aussi .VAMOS !!!

  2. So bummed not to see your match, can’t understand why they can’t post your time of play in pacific time

  3. MABROOOOOOOOOK In Arabic Awdeh Hameeeeeedeh My Friend RAFA ………… YOUSEF AHMED AL-JAMMA From AMMAM-JORDAN

  4. I saw this match it was impressive and was playing with same involvement . I wish him well in the rest of the tournaments too.

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