We're one step closer to the dream matchup. Rafel Nadal made it to his first U.S. Open final after crushing Mikhail Youzhny 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday. "For me, is a dream," Nadal said. "I'm going to play for the first time in the final here, in the biggest center court in the world." If Federer makes it to the final, Nadal will have statistics in his favor: He’s 5-2 against Federer in Grand Slam finals, though they’ve never faced off in Flushing Meadows. Nadal beat Federer in five sets the last time they met in a Grand Slam, at the Australian Open in 2009. If Nadal wins the Open, he’ll become the seventh man to get nine major championships—he’s already won the French five times, Wimbledon twice, and the Australian once.