Swiss Indoors: Rafael Nadal wins in spite of appendix problem

Rafael Nadal
"I had some doubts that I would be able to compete well." - Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal's ongoing appendix problem did not seem to affect him as he eased to a 6-2 6-2 win over Simone Bolelli at the Swiss Indoors.

The former world number one - who has been on a 10-day antibiotics program - secured his first win in three visits to Basel in just 71 minutes.

The 28-year-old Spaniard broke the Italian on four occasions during his first round encounter.

"I had some doubts that I would be able to compete well," said Nadal.

The 14-time Grand Slam winner added: "Today was a very positive victory for me.

"I'm very happy for what happened. With my summer-long wrist injury and now the appendix, it's not been a great season. This was a dangerous match for me and I won it."

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