5 Jul 2010

Nadal wins second Wimbledon

7:14 am on 5 July 2010

Rafael Nadal has won Wimbledon for a second time, overpowering the Czech Thomas Berdych with a display of brutal hitting and raw speed to beat the 12th seed 6-3 7-5 6-4 in just under two-and-a-quarter hours.

Nadal, who has not lost at Wimbledon since the 2007 final, with injury preventing his defence last year, completely nullified the 1.95m Czech's biggest weapons to storm to an eighth career grand slam and open up a huge lead at the top of the world rankings.

The win gave Nadal his second French Open-Wimbledon double in three years.

Berdych reflected on his great fortnight, which included the scalps of Roger Federer and Novak Djokavic, saying he could only learn from his first Wimbledon final.