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Rafael Nadal cruises at Barcelona

Updated: April 25, 2012, 3:09 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- Rafael Nadal overcame a sore knee to open his bid for a seventh Barcelona Open title with an easy 6-1, 6-2 win over Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the second round Wednesday.

Nadal had a bye in the first round after defeating Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday and improved to 31-1 on the clay in Barcelona after breaking his fellow Spaniard six times.

"My knee bothered me a little, but that's normal. In 15 days, the discomfort isn't going ...

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