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BASEL, Switzerland (AP) Rafael Nadal marked his return to the Swiss Indoors after a 10-year absence with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Italian qualifier Simone Bolelli in the first round on Monday.
The second-seeded Spaniard, playing just his third tournament since Wimbledon due to a wrist injury, had little difficulty against the 75th-ranked Bolelli despite having to contend with appendicitis earlier this month in Shanghai.
"This was a very important victory for me. I played a good match, a solid one. I played with not many mistakes," said Nadal, who converted four of seven break points and won in 71 minutes.