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Nadal triumphant on singles return in Chile
Vina Del Mar, Chile, February 07, 2013
First Published: 23:39 IST(7/2/2013)
Last Updated: 23:40 IST(7/2/2013)

Rafael Nadal made a triumphant singles return after a seven-month absence, beating qualifier Federico Delbonis 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the ATP claycourt tournament here.

"I'm happy to play a singles match after so long," Nadal said. "I need days and time to get my game back, but so far the feeling on court is great.” The 11-time Grand Slam champion from Spain hadn't played singles since a shock second-round exit from Wimbledon in June.

‘Widespread drug use in Australian sport’
Canberra: The use of performance enhancing drugs is "widespread" among professional and amateur athletes in Australia, a government report which rocked the sports-mad country said on Thursday. Australia is proud of its reputation as a nation that plays fair and the report's findings were explosive with one former head of the national anti-doping agency describing it as the "blackest day" in the country's sporting history.

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