By Dexter Matilla
Spain's Rafael Nadal never seemed threatened, even by a bit, as he cruised to 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic.
Missing last year's Wimbledon due to a knee injury, Nadal proved that he has fully recovered this year, running after every hard-hitting forehands that Berdych had to offer. Nadal didn't drop a service game the entire match but dropped on his back as his crosscourt forehand left Berdych flatfooted.
"It's more than a dream for me," Nadal said. "I was not able to be here last year and it's always my dream to play in this court."
The hard-serving Berdych ran into a very strong Nadal but only had praises for his conqueror.
"He showed in the last two months that he is a champion and he really deserves to win today," Berdych said.
Lacking the high-intensity drama that has been synonymous with the Wimbledon mens' finals in recent years, this year's championship was over in under two and a half hours.