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In Brazil, combative Nadal takes aim at tour bosses

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Rafael Nadal, back in action after a seven-month knee injury absence, is blaming the ATP management for poor playing conditions at clay court events such as the ongoing Brazil Open. 

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his Brazil Open single match against Brazilian Joao Souza at Ibirapuera gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 14, 2013. Nadal, back in action after a seven-month knee injury absence, is blaming the ATP management for poor playing conditions at clay court events such as the ongoing Brazil Open.

After his straight-sets victory over Brazilian qualifier Joao Souza 6-3, 6-4 in his opening match on Thursday, the 11-time Grand Slam title winner had some harsh words over the choice of balls.

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