(ANSA) – ROME, MAY 04 – Rafa Nadal opened his season on clay with a victory that marks the return six weeks after a stress fracture in a rib. In the second round of the Masters 1000 in Madrid, Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (world number 32) dominated 6-1, 7-6 (7/4). Just three weeks away from Roland-Garros (May 22-June 5) and against one of the most in-form players since the start of the 2022 season, Nadal has shown that he has regained his physical form, especially in the first set, winning in just a little less. two hours.
His last game was on March 20, when he lost in the Indian Wells final to American Taylor Fritz (6-3, 7-6) the day after his rib injury. He then had to give up on the Monte-Carlo and Barcelona tournaments. (HANDLE).
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