Nadal demolishes Berdych

2010-07-04 17:42

Wimbledon - Rafael Nadal has swept past Tomas Berdych in straight sets to win his second Wimbledon title and eighth Grand Slam championship.

The top-ranked Spaniard beat the 12th-seeded Czech 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday to reinforce his current status as the No. 1 player in the game.

Nadal broke Berdych four times and never lost serve in 15 service games.

It's the second time he has won the French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back. He is now 5-0 in his last Grand Slam finals.

With eight Grand Slam titles, Nadal joins a list of greats that includes Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Fred Perry and Ken Rosewall. He also has five French Open championships and one Australian Open title.


  • Neels - 2010-07-04 18:07

    RAFA!!! You're TOPS!!

  • Lily White - 2010-07-04 18:29

    And ofcourse he only just turned 24! If he has another 5 good years in him, injury free, he is well on his way to beating Sampras then Federer. If he improves his hard court game as much as he did his grass, he should end his career being the best of the best. What a champion! Vamos Rafa!!!

  • JB - 2010-07-04 19:33

    Go baby! Unfortunately his style of tennis is very heavy on his body, and therefore the injuries. Experts predict he won't be able to go on for too long as a result. I'm hoping he proves them wrong, and at least, takes off more from his playing schedule for his body to recuperate between slams. No that he is cavernously ahead in points at No.1, he can afford to and should. Trusting that the one tournament that has eluded him, and is his most difficult surface, the US Open, will come his way this year, and then the Australian open to make it a year Grand Slam!

  • LLD - 2010-07-04 19:45

    Go Rafa!!! Awesome! You are champion indeed!!! Now it's time to work on your hard court game!!

  • The Hux - 2010-07-05 09:22

    Rafa .... you biscuit!!! Chuffed beyond words that you have done it again and hope you go from strength to strength. You deserve it - all the fame and fortune has not gone to your head and you are a shining example to other players of ball sports (like, for instance, the soccer players .........) that you can still remain a balanced, humble human being.

  • Sandra Barr - 2010-07-05 12:57

    Like the one spectator called out yesterday "Rafa your a genius" Unbelievable to watch and what a humble soul! Hope there will be many more grand slam titles for you Rafa!

  • Freddy Lesoo - 2010-07-05 14:03

    Watching this guy play is pure joy and marvel! The guy epitomises human dertimination, perseverance, PASSION, endurance. Tomas was on top of his game ever, destroying both no 2 & 3 on his way to the final. But hey, he was given a free tenis lesson by the GREAR RAFA. You watch this guy setting the centre court on fire, and you think if everyone was taking their job as serious. No doubt Rafael is addicted to WINNING. I wish Rafa all the luck in US Open!!

  • The King - 2010-07-05 22:25

    If he stays injury free for the next 4 - 5 years he will become the greatest tennis player ever. He is a joy to watch. So much energy - it is tennis on steroids! He will keep on winning because he is humble and is always always hungry for more. One of the reasons why I think Federer's star is fading - he has lost the apetite to compete with the young guns.

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