Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal, playing in his first event since his runner-up finish at the Australian Open, routed Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-3 in his Indian Wells opener on Sunday.
Two-time Indian Wells champ Nadal cruised through his second round match at the ATP/WTA hardcourt tournament, winning the final eight points of the 75 minute match on centre court.
"It's fantastic. I am happy to start with a victory," world number two Nadal said. "I am taking it day by day."