Rafael Nadal beat Philipp Kohlschreiber to level Spain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Germany in his first match since January.

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Nadal won 6-2 6-2 6-3 to set a new Davis Cup record for combined singles and doubles victories with 23 in a row.

The 16-time Grand Slam winner, 31, had been out since retiring with a hip problem against Marin Cilic in the last eight of the Australian Open.

Alexander Zverev beat David Ferrer 6-4 6-2 6-2 in the opening tie in Valencia.

"It's a great feeling to be back. Coming back from injuries is always difficult, but it's great to be in front of my crowd on a very memorable day,"Nadal added.