A winning comeback for Nadal – La Liberté

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17.09.2020

Tennis »Spaniard Rafael Nadal made a successful comeback by easily dominating his compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1 6-1 in the second round of the Masters 1000 in Rome. It was his first official game in over six months. Less than two weeks from Roland-Garros, exceptionally rescheduled in the fall, the world No. 2 swept the recent semi-finalist of the US Open (18th world).

Pointing to the “madness” of this schedule of resumption after the months of hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with back-to-back the US Open (which ended on Sunday) and Roland-Garros (from September 27 ), each preceded by a Masters 1000 (Cincinnati and Rome), Rafael Nadal had given up on the American mini-tour.

Novak Djokovic has apparently digested the disqualification pronounced against him in the round of 16 of the US Open. The world No.1 dominated Salvatore Caruso (ATP 87) 6-3 6-2 in the second round. The Serb, who this week matches Pete Sampras in spending his 286th week in so

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