History at Parkhead
Celtic break Lions’ record; Federer triumphs
Celtic despatched a dispirited Hearts side to extend their unbeaten domestic run to 27 matches and break the record set by the Lisbon Lions 50 years ago.
Goals from Callum McGregor, Scott Sinclair (2) and Patrick Roberts sealed a comfortable victory and edge closer to the securing the title well before the end of the campaign.
Under Brendan Rodgers they have dropped only two points and it is now 17 straight league wins for the champions.
They now hold a 22-point lead over Rangers who won 2-0 at Motherwell to move ahead of Aberdeen.
A five-set victory over Rafael Nadal lived up to its billing as a renewal of two of the sports greatest players who were seeded 17th and ninth respectively.
The 35-year-old Swiss won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 in three hours and 37 minutes to claim his fifth Melbourne title and extend his lead at the top of the all-time men’s major winners’ list.
Nadal, 30, is tied in second with Pete Sampras on 14 Grand Slams.
It was Federer’s first tournament since Wimbledon last July, since when he has been recovering from a knee injury.
His last slam victory was in south west London in 2012.
He will now return to the world’s top 10 and Nadal will move up to sixth.