Roger Federer, bidding to become the first man to win five Australian Open singles titles since tennis turned professional in 1968, reached the quarterfinals yesterday with a straight-sets win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.
Novak Djokovic won his 22nd straight match and retained his title at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals by defeating Rafael Nadal, who last month jumped past Djokovic to take the top ranking in men’s tennis.
Venus Williams’s quest for a third U.S. Open title ended with a withdrawal on a day fellow Americans Christina McHale and Irina Falconi had upset wins and Andy Roddick fought through his tournament opener.
The American doubles team of Ryan Harrison and Mike Bryan will try to clinch a Davis Cup victory today against Switzerland after John Isner defeated Roger Federer yesterday to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead.
Barclays Plc funds sold their 40 percent stake in UPP Group Holdings Ltd., the U.K.’s second- largest student-housing operator, to China’s Gingko Tree Investment Ltd., a person with knowledge of the deal said.