1 day Nadal makes fast start in Rome, Tsitsipas out Inquirer
ROME-- Nine-times champion Rafa Nadal showed little signs of rust when he played his first match in 200 days as he beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-1 in the Italian Open in Rome on Wednesday. Nadal, who received a bye into the second round, has not played a tournament since winning his 85th singles title in Acapulco, having skipped the Western & Southern Open and the U.S. Open in New York due to COVID-19 concerns. The match was also Nadal's first on clay in 465 days after his French Open triumph last year and the 34-year-old Spaniard sent ... more