Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic slips during the Men's Singles Final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on Day Thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2010 in London, England.
Rafael Nadal, left, and Tomas Berdych met for the Wimbledon men's championship on Sunday, July 4 at Centre Court of the All England Club.
Keeping his composure
Berdych, playing in his first Slam final, didn't look intimidating in the opening stages of the match, booming his trademark serves and forehands.
Up to the challenge
Nadal matched Berdych's sharp play in the early stages of the set as he tried for his second Wimbledon title and eight Slam crown overall.
Berdych cracked at 3-3 in the first set, dropping serve to give Nadal a path to the early lead.
Pouncing on the chance
Nadal took advantage of the break, winning the next two games to close out the first set, 6-3.
International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge was among the celebrities on hand for the Nadal-Berdych match.
Enjoy the view
Another packed house at Centre Court watched as Nadal and Berdych battled for the title.
Nadal and Berdych traded blows early in the second set, with the two staying on serve through the first 10 games.
Berdych slipped in the 11th game of the second set, dropping serve to give Nadal an opportunity to serve it out.
Nadal finished off the second set, 7-5, to put himself one set away from a second Wimbledon title.
All eyes on him
Fans watched the big screen from Henman Hill as Nadal and Berdych duked it out inside the stadium.
Out of ideas
Berdych's frustrations grew in the third set as Nadal continued to thwart the big Czech's various attacks.
Full of energy
Nadal's relentless stamina helped him track down several of Berdych's powerful forehands throughout the match.
Both players dominated on serve early in the third set, as Berdych continued to struggle to get himself back into the match.
Nadal came through on his first championship point, breaking Berdych at 5-4 in the third set to secure the title.
Show of respect
Nadal and Berdych met at the net after Nadal had finished off the win.
Nadal found a creative way to show his excitement after the match.
Nadal takes a bite out of the trophy, his second at Wimbledon and eighth overall at the Grand Slams.
Nadal and Berdych show off their trophies for the cameras after the match.
Until next year ...
Nadal waves to the Centre Court onlookers as he exits the court, once again the Wimbledon champion.