Rafael Nadal was determined to savour the moment after lifting the Brazil Open on Sunday, putting thoughts of a return to the top of the men's game on the back burner.
The Spaniard won his first title in only his second tournament since making his comeback from a serious knee injury. He went one better than his final appearance in Chile, beating Argentine David Nalbandian in straight sets in the Sao Paulo showpiece.
While the South American success will boost Nadal's...
Richard Gasquet’s superb start to the 2013 season came to an abrupt end last week as the French world number 10 crashed out of the Rotterdam World Tennis 6-4 6-4 to Marcos Baghdatis.
Up against the unseeded Cypriot, Gasquet struggled to control his returns and failed convert any of three break points across the two sets. He won just 29% of his return points, while winning just 66% of his first serves compared to Baghdatis’ 78%.