Red-hot Russians Daniil Medvedev and Andrey Rublev moved closer to a quarter-final showdown with contrasting wins at the Australian Open on Saturday while top seeds Stefanos Tsitsipas and Matteo Berrettini set up a fourth-round clash. Later, Rafael Nadal accelerated his pursuit of a record 21st Grand Slam title Saturday with a testing victory over Cameron Norrie in a battle of the left-handers. Daniil Medvedev overcame buttock pain and a walk-out by his coach as he withstood a five-set test from Filip Krajinovic. The fourth seed blew a two-set lead and needed treatment to his left glute before finally moving past the Serb , , , , and into the fourth round, extending his win streak to An agitated Medvedev repeatedly yelled at his box in an empty Rod Laver Arena as he struggled in the fourth set, with coach Gilles Cervara eventually walking out and not returning.
The US House of Representatives is set to vote on whether to strip firebrand Republican lawmaker Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments, after several of her past social media posts and comments sparked a furore within the Democratic Party. This comes after top Republican leader Kevin McCarthy condemned her controversial remarks, but failed to take action against her. Before she won a US House seat representing Northwest Georgia last year, she was known to have made a number of racist, anti-semitic and anti-Muslim statements on social media. She notably courted controversy for supporting a host of conspiracy theories, including the since-debunked QAnon theory.
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