Rafael Nadal with his compatriot partner Pablo Andujar play Tomas Berdych and John Isner from the U.S. during the first round of China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.
CHINA OPEN 2014
NADAL FEATURES IN DOUBLES
by ATP Staff | 29.09.2014
Rafael Nadal returned to competitive action alongside Pablo Andujar on Monday. Playing together for the second time, the Spaniards were beaten by Tomas Berdych and John Isner 7-5, 4-6, 10-4 in 84 minutes. The towering duo of Berdych and Isner fired 10 aces and won five points more than their opponents.
Top seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic suffered a shock first-round exit, beaten 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 by Leonardo Mayer and Fabio Fognini, who were playing together for the first time.