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Rafael Nadal Wins Second Match in Davis Cup, Helps Spain Dominate Belgium

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball towards Belgium's Olivier Rochus, on the final day of the Davis Cup World Group, first round in Charleroi, Belgium, Sunday, March 6, 2011. Spain qualified already on Saturday for the next round, after winning the first three matches.  (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball towards Belgium's Olivier Rochus, on the final day of the Davis Cup World Group, first round in Charleroi, Belgium, Sunday, March 6, 2011. Spain qualified already on Saturday for the next round, after winning the first three matches. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)  (AP2011)

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball towards Belgium's Olivier Rochus, on the final day of the Davis Cup World Group, first round in Charleroi, Belgium, Sunday, March 6, 2011. Spain qualified already on Saturday for the next round, after winning the first three matches.  (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

    Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball towards Belgium's Olivier Rochus, on the final day of the Davis Cup World Group, first round in Charleroi, Belgium, Sunday, March 6, 2011. Spain qualified already on Saturday for the next round, after winning the first three matches. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)  (AP2011)

The Rafael Nadal comeback is in full swing.

The top-ranked tennis player defeated Olivier Rochus 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday. The win added to Spain's domination over Belgium in the Davis Cup. Spain beat Belgium 4-1 and on Saturday advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Belgium's only point came from Steve Darcis' victory over Feliciano López 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3).

Nadal's outing on Sunday gave him more practice ahead of next week's BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells when he will play his first ATP event since injuring his left thigh during the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

Nadal helped Spain get off to a nice start on Friday, posting a straight-set win over Ruben Bemelmans. Both Rochus and Bemelmans are ranked outside the top 100.

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Spain will be at the United States in the next round of the Davis Cup from July 8-10.

Based on reporting by The Associated Press.

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