The Spaniard has been standing still for more than half a year and Rafael Nadal has now started his return to the Masters tournament in Rome – and is not giving a semi-finalist of the US Open a chance.
The Spaniard Rafael Nadal has made a successful return to the tennis tour after a break of more than six months. The number two in the world beat his fellow countryman Pablo Carreño Busta 6: 1, 6: 1 on Wednesday at the Masters Series tournament in Rome. Carreño Busta lost to Alexander Zverev for the last time in the semi-finals of the US Open in New York .
Nadal had won the title in Acapulco at the end of February before the forced hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. He decided not to travel to the US Open. For Nadal, Serbian number one in the world Novak Djokovic, who was disqualified against Carreño Busta in the US Open in the round of 16 against Carreño Busta, reached the top 16 round. Djokovic beat the qualifier Salvatore Caruso of Italy 6: 3, 6 : 2 through.