Nadal starts with a bang in Barcelona

Apr 26, 2012, 07:56 IST | AFP

Nadal, champion at the Real Club de Tenis in six of the last seven editions — he missed 2010 with knee trouble — claimed his 30th match victory in a row at his home event.¬†Garcia-Lopez beat Nadal in Bangkok two years ago indoors and also put out tournament second seed Andy Murray in Indian Wells in March.¬†

Rafa returns the ball. Pic/Getty Images

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