Swiss Indoors: Rafael Nadal wins in spite of appendix problem
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."