Roger Federer has won the Australian Open four times in his career: in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010.
Despite the tournament being the second-most challenging major for him, he has pulled through close matches and prevailed in dominant showings as well.
With the 2012 Australian Open drawing close, it will be interesting to see how Federer performs and if his rivals have the firepower to take him on again.
Although he played great matches against Marat Safin and Rafael Nadal, for example, in Melbourne, he ultimately lost those battles.
Here are the Maestro's top 10 performances at the Australian Open that helped him move further in the draw or win the title.