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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

Venus Williams serves during a practice session ahead of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

NGUYEN: Reviewing the Australian Open draw

Venus Williams serves during a practice session ahead of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. (Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
NGUYEN: Reviewing the Australian Open draw

Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2009 Australian Open. (Bob Martin/SI)

GALLERY: Rafael Nadal Through The Years


Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Roger Federer to win the 2009 Australian Open. (Bob Martin/SI)
GALLERY: Rafael Nadal Through The Years

Novak Djokovic flexes his muscles after an epic five-set Australian Open final victory over Rafael Nadal. Djokovic defended his title and cemented his No. 1 ranking with his seventh straight win over Nadal, the world’s No. 2. (David Callow/SI)

NGUYEN: Grading the best and worst from Melbourne
WERTHEIM: Djokovic makes history with repeat
GALLERY: 2012 ATP Champions

Novak Djokovic flexes his muscles after an epic five-set Australian Open final victory over Rafael Nadal. Djokovic defended his title and cemented his No. 1 ranking with his seventh straight win over Nadal, the world’s No. 2. (David Callow/SI)
NGUYEN: Grading the best and worst from MelbourneWERTHEIM: Djokovic makes history with repeatGALLERY: 2012 ATP Champions

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

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

The Australian Open logo is projected on the court at Rod Laver Arena during the Opening Ceremony on Monday. (REUTERS/Vivek Prakash) 

NGUYEN: Recapping a busy Day 1 at the Australian Open
ROUNDTABLE: Predictions for the Australian Open
PHOTO GALLERY: Men’s Aussie Open Champs | Women

The Australian Open logo is projected on the court at Rod Laver Arena during the Opening Ceremony on Monday. (REUTERS/Vivek Prakash) 
NGUYEN: Recapping a busy Day 1 at the Australian OpenROUNDTABLE: Predictions for the Australian OpenPHOTO GALLERY: Men’s Aussie Open Champs | Women