Nadal, Djokovic start with a bang

Apr 19, 2012, 10:02 IST | AFP

Rafael Nadal emerged a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Jarkko Nieminen with no obvious discomfort to his troublesome left knee as the Spaniard began his quest for a record eighth title at the Monte Carlo Masters yesterday.

The second seed joined World No 1 Novak Djokovic in moving through a clay-season opener in straight sets on a cloudy day on the Mediterranean coast. Djokovic began with a 6-1, 6-4, victory over Andreas Seppi. 

Rafael Nadal  

Novak Djokovic

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