|Published:||Jul 04, 2010 8:40 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 04, 2010 5:40 PM EDT|
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Rafael Nadal is once again the Wimbledon champion. He beat Tomas Berdych in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, in a match that took 2 hours and 13 minutes. Nadal has now won eight Grand Slam titles, including five at the French Open, one in the Australian Open and now two at Wimbledon. His first at the All-England Club came two years ago, but he was unable to defend it last year because of tendenitis in his knees.
Nadal broke Berdych four times and never lost serve in 15 service games.
It's the second time Nadal 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.
With today's victory, he has won 14 straight matches at the All England Club