Rome (AP) – Spaniard Rafael Nadal has made a successful comeback on the tennis tour after a break of more than six months.
The number two in the world won the Masters Series tournament in Rome against fellow countryman Pablo Carreño Busta 6: 1, 6: 1. Carreño Busta last lost to Alexander Zverev 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.