Nadal reclaims Wimbledon throne

By AFP
Published: July 4, 2010
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Rafael Nadal poses for a photograph with the winners trophy. PHOTO: REUTERS

Rafael Nadal poses for a photograph with the winners trophy. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON: Rafael Nadal reclaimed the Wimbledon men’s singles title on Sunday, after defeating Tomas Berdych 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the final.

The Spanish world number one was too good for the Czech 12th seed on Centre Court and was rarely troubled as he won his second championship at the All England Club.

In securing his eighth Grand Slam, Nadal went level with Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Fred Perry and Ken Rosewall.

Undefeated at Wimbledon since the 2007 final, Nadal won the 2008 title by beating Federer in an epic five-set tussle, but could not defend it last year,  due to the chronic knee problems that he is still not rid of.

Nadal walked away with one million pounds (1.5 million dollars, 1.2 million Euros), while Berdych collected 500,000 pounds.

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