Federer welcomes Nadal's return

Posted at Feb 12 2013 12:03 PM | Updated as of Feb 12 2013 08:03 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – Roger Federer welcomed the return of Rafael Nadal to tennis, saying he was happy to see the Spaniard back in action.

Federer observed that Nadal seems to have good energy, but was surprised that the Spaniard lost a final against a player ranked outside the top 50.

The top seed Federer is defending his 2012 Rotterdom trophy and is playing for the first time since losing a tight Australian Open semi-final to Andy Murray.

The Swiss maestro begins a run of events this week, to be followed by the Dubai Open and the Indian Wells Masters next month in California. -- Mornings @ ANC, February 12, 2013