Originally Posted by Clarky21
I don't think he played any better than he has been. I think he was quite poor actually. Nothing was really working today, and he's very lucky Chardy's errors gifted him the match.
True, Chardy made a lot of errors and screwed up a few of his service games. But I think Nadal made fewer errors then his last match and his forehand was better. He still has a long way to go though, which is expected after such a long layoff, but he is improving and growing more confidant.