World No. 3 Rafael Nadal stormed into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters as the 11-time champion won his first match of the clay season 6-1, 6-2 over Federico Delbonis on Wednesday afternoon. His next opponent is Grigor Dimitrov.
After the match, Rafa said:
“It was a good start and it’s always good to come back to the competition with the victory. I think I played a solid match and I had to keep going. I had some positive feelings. We have been playing against each other for a long time so we know each other well.
“I have respect for every opponent and of course for Federico it is no exception. He played some azaming matches on clay, winning tournaments, so maximum respect.”