Rafael Nadal's atonement brings New Year resolution

He has not won Qatar Open despite his five attempts. Rafael Nadal however insists on staying calm.

updated: January 01, 2014 12:51 IST
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Doha: World number one Rafael Nadal celebrated the New Year with a long-awaited atonement and a resolution to win a uniquely elusive title.

The top-seeded Spaniard's 6-2, 7-6 (9/7) win against Lukas Rosol, a Czech who upset him sensationally in the second round of Wimbledon 2012, carried him into the second round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday.

This is the only ATP World Tour tournament which Nadal has failed in five attempts to win.

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