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Rafael Nadal is back, but the old game isn't quite the same _ at least not yet

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    Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during the VTR Open final tennis game against Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 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. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) (The Associated Press)

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    Spain's Rafael Nadal sits at the end of the VTR Open final tennis game against Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 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. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo) (The Associated Press)

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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) (The Associated Press)

After seven months away treating a left knee injury, Rafael Nadal has left many questions unanswered in his comeback tournament.

Nadal lost both the singles and doubles finals in the space of a few hours Sunday at the VTR Open in Chile. Horacio Zeballos beat Nadal in three sets for the first title of his career.

Nadal says the loss was a reminder of what he already knew. He realizes that returning to challenge the other three in tennis' top four — Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray — will be slow and gritty.