It is finished.
What more can be said about Rafa? He did what he does. At this point in his career he virtually impossible to beat when he is healthy and full of confidence. He had a respectable hard court season before going on a tear over the last 3 months. Since stepping foot in Europe in the second week of April, Rafa has lost ONE MATCH. And that was in Queens after he had gone on 22-0 on his way to capturing three Masters shields and Roland Garros. He's 47-5 on the year.
It looked like all that work would finally take it's toll on him against Petzchner, as his knee problems seemed to flare up. I don't know what they did after that match to get him ready, but I'm guessing it involved a lot of that "magic spray" more likely to be seen on a football pitch than a tennis court. But whatever happened, he played his last three matches with conviction and thankfully, with no pain.
Much like in the women's final, it simply didn't matter who was standing on the other side of the net today. Sorry, Tomas. Hell of a month for you, though, and welcome back to the top 10. Here's hoping you can back it up on the hardcourts.
Rafa now sets his sights on completing his career slam in New York. He'll do it ostensibly in good health (he's skipping Davis Cup) and after a much-deserved vacation of fishing, partying, and family back in Mallorca. There's no reason to think he can't do it.
Especially when he says shit like this:
Q. How have you changed your game to become so comfortable on grass where you now have two Wimbledon championships?
RAFAEL NADAL: I don't know. The main thing I think is if you want to play well, you gonna find a way. So if you really want to play well in one surface and you are a good player, I think in the end you gonna find a way.