Nadal makes winning return after 7 months out

Updated: February 5, 2013, 8:19 PM ET
Associated Press

VINA DEL MAR, Chile -- Rafael Nadal wants to stop talking about the aching left knee that kept him away from the ATP Tour for just over seven months until his doubles victory Tuesday with Juan Monaco at a little-known clay court tournament in Chile.

Nadal, whose inflamed knee has lingered despite on-going therapy, had not played since June 28 when he was upset in the second round of Wimbledon by qualifier Lukas Rosol.

Nadal and Monaco won easily in just over an hour at the VTR Open, ...

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