While many of us are getting ready for our July 4th celebrations, Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych were playing for the men's Wimbledon title. Nadal handily beat Berdych in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, cementing his status as the #1 men's player in tennis.
It was a beautiful and bright summer day in London, and the match lasted about 2 and a quarter hours and had little drama to speak of. Both played well, but Berdych was just outmatched by Nadal in almost all areas.
With this win, Nadal is now 5-0 in his last 5 Grand Slam finals, and has won 8 Grand Slam titles, climbing to 7th on the all-time leaderboard. It's his second consecutive win in the Wimbledon finals; after a win in 2008, he was injured for last year's competition.
After Roger Federer was eliminated (by Berdych, in the quarterfinals), it was almost a guarantee that Nadal would be the champion. It's often said that Roger Federer is the best men's tennis player of all-time, but Nadal holds the edge in matches between the two players - leaving some question about whether Nadal is actually the better player. It would've been great to see a final between the two, but it wasn't meant to be.
Who do you think is the best tennis player of all-time?