Rafael Nadal admitted in Washington, after his return to competition with his first victory at the Citi Open, that his foot condition has bothered him “more than necessary.” “The foot bothered me a little more than necessary, that is not good news, but the good news is that I have found a way to win the game, get ahead and that gives me the opportunity to play again”, admitted Nadal to questions from Efe at the press conference after his debut. The Mallorcan showed his desire that his pains “get better little by little”, although he admitted that otherwise, you will have to search for “other solutions”.He recalled that his foot is “bad” since 2005: “There are times that hurt me more and others that less. After the gravel season I had a bad time and now we have to go back.” Nadal, who maintains the world number three, beat Jack Sock 6-2, 4-6 and 7-6 in his debut at the Citi Open in Washington. The manacorí reappeared in Washington after almost two months away from the tracks, having given up competing at Wimbledon and the JJ. OO. after his defeat in the Roland Garros semifinals against Serbian Novak Djokovic. Nadal, seeded number 1 of the tournament and who needed this victory to maintain his place in the ranking, will face the South African Lloyd Harris, world number 50 in the second round of this ATP 500 tomorrow.