Sunday, July 04, 2010
Rafael Nadal won his 2nd consecutive Wimbledon title by defeating Tomas Berdych 6-3 7-5 6-4 in a more closely contested match than expected. Berdych actually had less errors (17 to 21) , nearly the same amount of winners (27 to 29) and served better (13 aces no double faults) to 5 aces 3 double faults) than Nadal. But Nadal played much better on the big point, saving all 4 of the break points he faced, while Berdych only saved 2 of the 6 he faced. That was basically the difference in the match, which ended as I predicted.
Nadal's victory gives him his 8th career major final. One half of the career total of his arch-nemesis Roger Federer, although the Spaniard is 5 years younger than the Swiss great.
One interesting question is, who will end up with more majors in the end: Nadal or Federer?
Another interesting question is, who will end up with more majors in the end: Serena Williams or Roger Federer.