Tomáš Berdych loses Wimbledon final

04-07-2010

Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych lost the men’s singles final at Wimbledon on Sunday to world number one Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. It was the first time a Czech player has reached the grass court championship since Ivan Lendl did so twice in 1986 and ’87. The 24-year-old Czech and 12th seed nonetheless exceeded expectations in the tournament, first defeating six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarter-finals and number three ranked Novak Djokovic in the semis. Despite the defeat, Berdych still moves up the ladder to eighth place on Monday. The last Czech Wimbledon champion was Jan Kodeš in 1973.