True, the tournament Vina del Mar is an ATP 250 in which there are the big stars of the circuit but so is that we always have victories like Rafa Nadal, especially when we had questions of his fitness after 7 months hiatus forced by his knees. At least by the time the return is giving joy to the Spanish player because it is finding good and has reached the semifinals in the individual and the final box in the doubles where it competes with his friend Juan Monaco.
Single Table Nadal has played two games. In his return to Federico Delbonis saw him start to doubt normal after so many months off the slopes. The Spanish lost the first two games but eventually prevailed 6-3 6-2. The blows were still there and still Rafa mobility sensing, which showed in his second game in the tournament against Dani Gimeno Traver who won 6-1 6-4 to sneak into the semifinals.
In this second game saw a more comfortable Nadal on track, more mobile and occasionally running to almost impossible for those balls that only he and some other privileged fought, something we enjoyed seeing almost more than the result. During the first manga Nadal saw a landslide that began with a 3-0 win for bypassing Gimeno Traver. The Spanish wanted to sell more face defeat and in the second set risked more looking lines and created a Nadal problem with his right. The manga was kept matched to the 4-4 Nadal took time to get a break that would be definitive.
This Saturday will play the semifinals and will face Jeremy Chardy, an interesting test because the French player arrives in good form after reaching the quarterfinals of the Open Australia. On the other side of the table we were without Spanish representation as Albert Ramos lost 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (6) to Horacio Zeballos. The Argentine player fight for a place in the final with his compatriot Carlos Berlocq won without playing due to the withdrawal of Guillaume Rufin.
Table of doubles is also enrolled Rafa Nadal who cares to playing games to improve your fitness and get match fitness. In the semifinals, played only a couple of hours after the match in singles, the Spanish and Pico Monaco defeated Carlos Berlocq and Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-4. In the final they will face the Italian pairing of Paolo Lorenzi and Potito Starace.