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

  3. 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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