He's back: Rafael Nadal wins first title since return from injury

Nadal returned to play in Chile last week, losing in the final of both the singles and doubles tournaments.

updated: February 18, 2013 09:41 IST
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Sao Paulo: The last time Rafael Nadal won in Brazil, it was at the very start of the most dominant clay-court career tennis has ever seen.

Eight years later, Nadal hopes his second title in Sao Paulo will mark the restart.

Nadal beat David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Brazil Open on Sunday, his first trophy since returning from a seven-month layoff to treat his left knee.

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