Rafael Nadal has progressed to the second round of the China Open

Rafael Nadal has progressed to the second round of the China Open

The world number eight beat China’s 230th-ranked Wu Di 6-4 6-4 in his first match since being knocked out in the third round of the US Open last month.

Top seed Novak Djokovic improved his perfect record in Beijing to 25-nill by beating Italian Simone Bolelli 6-1 6-1.

Nadal will play Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in the second round, while Djokovic faces Australian qualifier John Millman.

In the women’s event, US Open champion Flavia Pennetta of Italy rallied to advance to the third round with a 3-6 6-0 6-4 win over Brazilian Teliana Pereira, while Eighth seed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark defeated Chinese wildcard entry Wang Qiang 7-5 6-0.



Leave a Reply