Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych

On Sunday, Rafael Nadal had some extra energy after his 2-hour 13-minute undoing of overmatched Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon men’s final. Nadal curled himself... More Below... Posted by on Jul 5th, 2010 and filed under Tennis.

On Sunday, Rafael Nadal had some extra energy after his 2-hour 13-minute undoing of overmatched Tomas Berdych in the Wimbledon men’s final.

Nadal curled himself into a ball and did a somersault on the dusty Centre Court after he destroyed the 24-year-old, 12th-seeded Berdych, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, to win his second Wimbledon singles title and his eighth major championship.

Nadal said, “I didn’t think about that. That was my reaction at that moment.”

It was a new addition to his celebration repertoire and there is no indication that the world’s top-ranked player won’t have a chance to be inspired to other gymnastic feats of joy.

The 24-year-old Spaniard’s resume is still missing something. Nadal has never mastered the grind of the US Open even if he has won Wimbledon twice, the French Open five times, and the Australian Open once.

Nadal said, “For sure I’m going to keep working to try to be in the US Open finally ready to try to win. For sure the US Open is going to be one of my goals for the rest of my career.”

(article and photo source: Los Angeles Times)