Nadal survives Monfils fightback to reach quarter-finals
MELBOURNE Rafa Nadal returned to the grand slam big-time by fending off Gael Monfils 6-3 6-3 4-6 6-4 in a tense clash on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Paul Clement will become Premier League strugglers Swansea City's third manager of the season and will be officially unveiled on Wednesday, British media reported on Monday.
The Bayern Munich assistant manager will replace American Bob Bradley who was sacked by the Welsh club last month having taken over from Francesco Guidolin in October.
There was no immediate word from Swansea but Sky Sports and the BBC said Clement had agreed a 2-1/2 year deal.
Swansea are bottom of the table after a dreadful run of form and face fellow strugglers Crystal Palace on Tuesday when caretaker manager Alan Curtis will take charge of the team.
Clement was formerly assistant manager at Chelsea and Real Madrid and was in charge of Derby County for eight months before he was sacked by the Championship club in February last year.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris)
MELBOURNE Seeing world number 50 Mischa Zverev and wildcard Denis Istomin upset the top two players in the world at Melbourne Park shows more players believe they can take shake up the established order and that can only be good for tennis, says Roger Federer.
SYDNEY Australia opening batsman David Warner won the Allan Border Medal on Monday for the second year in row, becoming only the fourth player to achieve that feat.