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Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Argentina's Horacio Zeballos during the final of the VTR Open in Vina del Mar, Chile, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Nadal lost to Zeballos 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-4 in Sunday's final of the VTR Open, the Spaniard's comeback tournament after seven months out with a torn tendon in his left knee,in Vina del Mar, Chile, Sundays, Feb. 10, 2013 .(AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
Photo by: Luis Hidalgo
Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Argentina's Horacio Zeballos during the final of the VTR Open in Vina del Mar, Chile, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Nadal lost to Zeballos 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-4 in Sunday's final of the VTR Open, the Spaniard's comeback tournament after seven months out with a torn tendon in his left knee,in Vina del Mar, Chile, Sundays, Feb. 10, 2013 .(AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

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