Nadal through to quarterfinals


Melbourne:  Rafael Nadal stayed in contention for his second Australian open title six years after his first with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round win Sunday over Kevin Anderson.

The 2009 Australian Open winner turned around the first set — and ultimately the match — in the 11th and 12th games.

Nadal saved five break points, clinching the game with an ace and service winner to go ahead 6-5. In the next, he broke Anderson’s serve, clinching the set when the South African hit a volley awkwardly into the net.