Nadal wins easily in return to tennis

(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BEIJING (AP) Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday.

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion.

The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open with a routine 6-2, 6-1 win over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, while Murray took 2 1/2 hours to put away Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-2.

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2014 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 12,150
2 R. Nadal 8,665
3 R. Federer 8,170
4 S. Wawrinka 5,600
5 D. Ferrer 4,495
6 T. Berdych 4,115
7 K. Nishikori 4,025
8 M. Raonic 3,965
9 M. Cilic 3,845
10 G. Dimitrov 3,710
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2014 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 S. Williams 9,430
2 S. Halep 6,036
3 P. Kvitova 5,926
4 M. Sharapova 5,680
5 N. Li 5,270
6 A. Radwanska 5,035
7 E. Bouchard 4,793
8 C. Wozniacki 4,455
9 A. Ivanovic 4,180
10 A. Kerber 4,050
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