Sixth seed Rafael Nadal continued his march towards record 21st Grand Slam title with 7-6,6-2_6-2 win over Adrian Mannarino in the fourth round of Australian Open on Sunday.Nadal will face Dennis Shapovalov of Canada in the quarterfinals.Canadian 14th seed upset world no.3 Alexander Zverev 6-3,7-6,6-3 to reach last eight.Top seed Ashleigh Barty reached quarterfinals in women’s singles after 6-4,6-3 win over Anisimova.M Sakkari and Badosa both bowed out in the fourth round. Sania Mirza and Rajeev Ram reached quarterfinals of mixed doubles.
P V Sindhu beat Malvika Bansod 21-13,21-16 to win Syed Modi International in Lucknow.It was first title for double Olympic medallist Sindhu since 2019.Ishan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto won mixed doubles title.
47 year old Sebastien Loeb made history after winning WRC rally in Monte Carlo on Sunday.
Indian GM Lalith Babu won a tournament in Czech Republic on Sunday.In Tata Steel Chess tournament, Vidith Gujrathi suffered first defeat on Saturday.
By Shailesh Padhye