Nadal beats Bolelli 6-2, 6-2 at Swiss Indoors
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.
Nadal converted four of seven break points and won in 71 minutes. The Spaniard next faces the winner of an all-French meeting between qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
Donald Young defeated Argentina's Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (5), 6-4 to end his three-match losing run. The American next faces fourth-seeded Milos Raonic or compatriot Steve Johnson.
Belgium's David Goffin was playing Dominic Thiem of Austria later Monday.