Nadal begins no. 1 bid in beijing If Nadal reaches the final in Beijing this week, he will reclaim the No. 1 Emirates ATP Ranking for the first time since 3rd July 2011. It would cap one of the best seasons of the Spaniardâ€™s career; one which has seen him come back from a left knee injury to win Roland Garros (d. Ferrer) and the US Open (d. Djokovic) as well as five ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crowns. Nadal opened his Beijing bid with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Santiago Giraldo to set a second-round clash with Philipp Kohlschreiber.