4 Jul 2010

Nadal isn't underestimating Berdych ahead of final

8:42 pm on 4 July 2010

The world tennis number one, Rafael Nadal, says he's expecting a difficult match against the Czech 12th seed, Tomas Berdych, in tonight's Wimbledon final.

The Spaniard has won his last six meetings with Berdych in straight sets, and is the overwhelming favourite to clinch his second title at the London grand-slam.

But Nadal isn't underestimating Berdych, and says the Czech deserves to be in the final after beating first seed Roger Federer and third seed Novak Djokovic.

It'll be Berdych's first appearance in a grand-slam final, but the world number 13 says he isn't intimidated by the occassion, and is confident he'll play well.

The match gets underway at 1am tomorrow.