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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Rafael Nadal showed no signs of a tender back Tuesday, defeating fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the Rio Open. . It was No. 1-ranked Nadals first match since losing three weeks ago in the Australia Open final against Stanislas Wawrinka, a match the Spaniard was a heavy favourite to win. Nadal tweaked his back warming up for the final in Australia, bringing up questions again about his health to start a season. A year ago he was coming back from a left knee injury, which he overcame to win the French and US Open. "Daniel is a specialist on clay, so for me it was a great match after so much time off after the final in Australia because of the back problems," Nadal said. "I practiced very little. So I was happy to get back, and get back with a victory." Nadal looked fine on the outdoor red clay and seems headed for a possible final Sunday against fellow Spaniard David Ferrer. Ferrer defeated Jeremy Chardy in his first-round match 6-2, 6-3. Nadal broke Gimeno-Traver in the sixth game en route to taking the first set. The two were even in the second set until Nadal broke in the 11th game and then served out to win. Nadal has the best clay-court record in the Open Era, 294-21. "For Rio, for the Brazilian people, for everybody its nice because hes No. 1 in the world," third-seeded Fabio Fognini said of Nadal. "For the tournament, especially because its the first year, I think it will help." Other seeded players advancing on Tuesday included: No. 3 Fognini, No. 4 Tommy Robredo, No. 7 Juan Monaco and 8 Pablo Andujar. Ousted were No. 5 Nicolas Almagro and No. 6 Marcel Granollers. In the combined WTA event, top-seeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic won her first-round match, beating Colombias Mariana Duque-Marino 6-4, 6-4. Second-seeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy was eliminated in a 6-4, 6-4 to Spains Lourdes Dominguez Lino. Unseeded Teliana Pereira defeated No. 4 Alexandra Cadantu 6-3, 6-4 to become the first Brazilian woman ranked in the top 100 in 23 years. The last was Andrea Vieira. Brazils most famous womens player is Maria Bueno, who won seven Grand Slams, the last at the US Open in 1966. Air Huarache White On White .J. Brennan thinks the Marlies are their own worst enemies. . -- Urban Meyer thought Ohio State needed a pregame wake-up call Saturday.Daniel Bruno: So, lets start from when you were a kid. For me when I was young I always used to wear this Ricky Williams Dolphins jersey, but how about you? Was there a jersey you always wore that you loved?Terry Crews: Well no, mainly because I couldnt afford a jersey, which was crazy, we were pretty poor. But I remember having a Cleveland Browns poncho that kept the rain off of us. You know, ponchos were like 50 cents. My mother would let me wear that to school, but I didnt even like the Cleveland Browns , so that was tough (laughs). Wow, Cleveland? I was a Cowboys fan. But it was weird, my brother loved the Steelers and I loved the Cowboys, so we hated each other and it was like a battle every Sunday. But dude, I was like, "I got this dang Cleveland Browns poncho, but hey, at least its an NFL team."DB: Was there a favourite sports movie you had growing up?TC: Oh, Longest Yard. Definitely, Longest Yard. What was cool is that it would play on Saturday night on TV, I never got a chance to see it in a theatre, but the original with Burt Reynolds and the whole deal it was awesome. And then the fact that I ended up IN The Longest Yard remake was the dream of a lifetime.DB: Was that the only time you felt small on a movie set because there were a lot of massive men in that movie?TC: Yeah, I did, I did. And youre talking about the big personalities too. You had wrestlers, comedians, pro ball players, it was really a hodgepodge. And then the actors! When youre talking about Burt and Chris Rock and Adam, Chris Bosworth, Bill Romanowski! Thats all I gotta say, it was so much fun. It was like being in jail, except we got paid (laughs).DB: Do you have a favourite story from that set?TC: Oh ya, but there are so many to remember and really go into. But I remember myself and everyone having to calm Bill Romanowski down. Because we were like, "Dude, you know this is a movie right?" and he would respond with (does a hilarious Bill Romanowski impression) "Ya, I know its a movie, but we gotta keep going! We gotta make it look real!" And we were like "Yaaaaa, but you know, we gotta go to work tomorrow, as well" (Laughs). And he just kept saying, ah I dont understand this film stuff. And were just like okay man, calm it down, Bill, calm it down. And then wed tell him, "Man, go get a smoothie from the truck over there, theyre serving smoothies." And hed be like all mad "I dont wanna go get a smoothie, I wanna hit somebody!" It was hard (laughs).DB: Another really stacked cast you were on were the Expendables movies. Were there certain guys that you were really looking forward to meeting out of all those action stars?TC: Oh, wow. Well, first of all, when youve met Sly, youve met it all. Everything else is in descending order, I aint gonna lie. Sly is everything, he is what movies are all about. You are talking about a man, if the Bible was being written right now, it would be Stallone chapter 1, verse 1, there would be a whole book for him! (laughs) Hes that guy! You know, when youre talking about that kind of fame, thats scary, people dont get that famous anymore. Theres so many other stars and all that other stuff, but he is one of the most famous people, you can go to remote parts or whatever part of the world you want, Africa, New Zealand or whatever and they will know Sylvester Stallone. And when hes your boy, because he doesnt have time for fools either, hes at that age where he doesnt care anymore, you know what I mean? Everyone knows that age. And hes like, (puts on Stallone impression) "Eh, get outta here!" And you just see him bark at somebody and youre like holy cow, Im glad he likes me! And hes like "So, Terry whhat were you saying?" And your like "I love you Sly, youre the man!" Thats all you can say (laughs). Hes the best in the world. #150333186 / DB: How big was the gym on that set and was it hard to get weights?TC: Oh no! Now, you gotta understand too, that nobody worked out together. Everyones workout was a secret, you know what I mean? Now youre talking male pride at its height on that set. Everyone would come and look like, "Yeah okay hes doing push-ups hmm, alright." (Laughs) And its kinda like no one wanted to give away exactly what their workout was, you might see them warming up, but you never saw anybody in the gym at the same time. I remember seeing Van Damme leave a couple times, waiting for Sly to be done, waiting for his turn. #103456853 / DB: Youre currently on the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, in my opinion one of the funniest shows on television right now…TC: Thank you, thank you.DB: Not including yourself, whos the best athlete on that cast because I hate to say it but it doesnt look like a very athletic group of people.TC: You know what, its kinda shocking, but Melissa Fumero is a dancer. She went to NYU, studied dance, the whole thing, so I would say shes actually more athletic than Andy (Samberg)(Laughs). Andy does a lot of pat falls, but I would give it up to Melissa in the athletic category. Like I said if anybody out of the whole cast other than me could run and jump and do their thing, I would give it to Melissa.DB: Youre here promoting the What Makes A Man conference this weekend. Why why is this such an important event for you?TC: I just feel we need to change what masculinity means in this century. You can tell by whats going on in the news and whats going on in Hollywood and in sports that this hyper-masculinity is a problem. What Im shocked by more is the silence in the community. Where you have outright abuse of women and guys are just kinda looking the other way. And I have to really correlate it with the Civil Rights era, when you see people being abused and you see fire hoses being put on people and you say nothing! Thats almost like you agree. You know what I mean? What can you say, the people that stood up with the people that were fighting for freedom, we need people to stand up now to help these people fight against abuse. And I think that until men stand up, because women have been talking and asking for help for years, for eons and for centuries, but until men stand up and say, "Enough is enough, we have to stop this because this is a problem." You know, I love football, but I love the women in my life much more than that. #81597167 / DB: Can you go BarDown?TC: Wow, could I do that? No, I dont thi… To hit the bar!? You aim the puck at the bar!?DB: Yeah, ideally youd aim to hit the lower half of the bar.TC: Thats crazy, thats crazy. No, hell nah man thats years of skill and ability. You gotta start doing that when youre like 1 and a half and Im 46 now, so I think its a little late (laughs).---WMAM2014 was an event put on by the White Ribbon Campaign and took place this past weekend.White Ribbon is the worlds largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. The organization works to examine the root causes of gender-based violence and create a cultural shift that helps bring us to a future without violence. 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