Rafael Nadal is now 13-0 lifetime versus Richard Gasquet.
Beijing, China (SportsNetwork.com) -
Playing his first tennis in months, former world No. 1 Rafael Nadal returned with a victory at the $2.5 million China Open tennis event. Current No. 1 Novak Djokovic also notched a first- round victory on Tuesday.
Showing no signs of rust, the second-seeded Nadal handled Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 on the hardcourts at Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center, where the Spanish great captured an Olympic gold medal in 2008.
Nadal is now 13-0 lifetime versus Gasquet.