Mikhail Youzhny

IN IMAGES: Nadal's 16-0 streak vs. old buddy Gasquet

Surely, that's no way to treat a friend?

Rafael Nadal beat his old buddy Richard Gasquet for a 16th consecutive time Saturday, making theirs one of the most lopsided duels in men's tennis.

The Spaniard and the Frenchman were born 15 days apart in 1986. They've known each other since they were young prodigies. But with a racket in his hand, Nadal is ruthless with the player he calls "a good friend and a good person."

With friends like that, who needs enemies?

Nadal's streak against Gasquet stretches back to 2004. Gasquet hasn't taken so much as a set off Nadal in 10 years.

Their third-round match at the French Open on Saturday followed a...