In the 33rd meeting between the two best players over the last 10 years, Rafael Nadal pulled out a 59-minute first set and rolled from there to improve to 3-0 against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, winning 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 on Jan. 24, 2014.  As Rod Laver and Pete Sampras sat in the crowd, Nadal showed once again why his now 23-10 record against Federer is no fluke. (Rick Rycroft/AP)
GALLERY: Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer

In the 33rd meeting between the two best players over the last 10 years, Rafael Nadal pulled out a 59-minute first set and rolled from there to improve to 3-0 against Roger Federer at the Australian Open, winning 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3 on Jan. 24, 2014.  As Rod Laver and Pete Sampras sat in the crowd, Nadal showed once again why his now 23-10 record against Federer is no fluke. (Rick Rycroft/AP)

GALLERY: Rafael Nadal vs. Roger Federer

With his second U.S. Open victory in four years, Rafael Nadal has won 13 Grand Slam titles, passing Roy Emerson for third among the all-time leaders. His major victories include one Australian Open, eight French Opens, two Wimbledons, and two U.S. Opens.  (Heinz Kluetmeier(3), Bob Martin, David Callow, Darren Carroll/SI; Getty Images(5); EPA; AP)
GALLERY: Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam Victories

With his second U.S. Open victory in four years, Rafael Nadal has won 13 Grand Slam titles, passing Roy Emerson for third among the all-time leaders. His major victories include one Australian Open, eight French Opens, two Wimbledons, and two U.S. Opens.  (Heinz Kluetmeier(3), Bob Martin, David Callow, Darren Carroll/SI; Getty Images(5); EPA; AP)

GALLERY: Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam Victories

Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning a point against Roger Federer during their men’s singles semifinal match at the Australian Open. Nadal would go onto beat Federer in four sets and will play the winner of the other semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. (REUTERS/Joe Castro/Pool)
GALLERY: Federer vs. Nadal Through The YearsNGUYEN: Game-by-game analysis of Nadal-Federer

Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning a point against Roger Federer during their men’s singles semifinal match at the Australian Open. Nadal would go onto beat Federer in four sets and will play the winner of the other semifinal between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. (REUTERS/Joe Castro/Pool)

GALLERY: Federer vs. Nadal Through The Years
NGUYEN: Game-by-game analysis of Nadal-Federer