Originally Posted by VamosRafaNadal
Rafael Nadal played today a practice match against Nicolás Massú and won 6-2 6-2. Then they played one tie break and Nadal won it by 7-4. The trainer of Massú said that if Nadal's knee works well he will win Viña del Mar tournament easily.
So there are reasons to be optimistic. Tomorrow Nadal plays for the first time since Wimbledon (doubles with Pico Mónaco) and Wednesday at 22:00h CET he plays his R16 singles match agains Guido Pella or a qualifier.
oh wow exciting. even though Massu is not exactly a great player anymore, it is promising to see that Nadal obviously still has a degree of touch and confidence. even practice matches really do help a player get back into the zone.
can't wait for Wednesday