Rafael Nadal progresses in Brazil Open doubles

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Sao Paulo: Rafael Nadal has progressed to the second round of Brazil Open doubles partnering David Nalbandian defeating Pablo Andujar and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain.

The Spanish-Argentine pair won 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 in 79 minutes.

"I am a bit tired after a hard week in Chile. But it was positive," Nadal said earlier in the day. "The process of recovery follows its course. As always I come here to do the best possible and hope that things turn out all right," Nadal was quoted as saying by a news agency after the match.

The former world no.1 begins his singles campaign from Thursday after getting a first-round bye.