Hat Trick

Nadal Tops Federer

It was a closely fought five-set match, but in the end Rafael Nadal emerged victorious against Roger Federer in the Australian Open this morning. Federer's serve proved his undoing, with six double faults and only 51 percent of his first serves landing in play. Nadal's 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 6-2 win completed a hat trick against Federer, who he has defeated three times in a row, and denied Federer a 14th career Grand Slam singles title that would have tied him with Pete Sampras for the record.