With the start of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, in Rome, the short European clay-season also begins, which will culminate with the French Open 2020 in autumn. After more than six months Rafael Nadal returned to playing tennis, and it seems almost nothing has changed.
The Spanish champion beat his countryman Pablo Carreno-Busta, a recent semi-finalist at the last US Open, with a double 6-1. Rafa started the match with some mistakes, but after a couple of games he took measures and started hitting from the baseline, clearly knocking down his compatriot, also thanks to this incredible passing-shot.
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