Nadal Sweeps Berdych, Wins 2nd Wimbledon

Rafa goes to 5-0 in last 5 Grand Slams
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 4, 2010 10:43 AM CDT
Tomas Berdych changes his shirt during a break against Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final at Wimbledon, Sunday, July 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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(Newser) – Rafael Nadal has swept 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 today to reinforce his current status as the No. 1 player in the game. Nadal broke 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.

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