Race To London: Federer In The Mix But With Work To Do

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“It’s pretty simple: You just keep on working hard, make sure that you get back on winning ways, then you become confident again, sort of get there,” Federer said. Federer’s compatriot Wawrinka advanced 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 over Canada’s Raonic, one of the hottest players this fall with back-to-back final showings in Japan and Thailand, where he won the title. The win moved Wawrinka five points ahead of Federer in the race to London. The U.S. Open semifinalist could not solidify his position further when he lost to Nadal in Friday’s quarterfinals. Also boosting their bids on Thursday were France’s Tsonga and Argentina’s del Potro. Tsonga, currently ninth in the race, defeated Florian Mayer of Germany on Friday to move into the Shanghai semifinals. Tommy Haas, Nicolas Almagro and John Isner have outside shots at making London, but all three would need to post big results this month. They trail Richard Gasquet, who is 10th, by nearly 700 points or more. Among next week’s 250-level events in Stockholm, Moscow and Vienna, only Wawrinka, Gasquet, Tsonga and Haas are entered to play the former two at Moscow and the latter two at Vienna. All the legitimate contenders will lace up the following week at 500-level events at Basel and Valencia, including Federer, who has lost to a player ranked outside the top 40 in four of his last six events. Their final shot to qualify is the Oct. 28 Paris Masters with 1,000 points to the winner. Djokovic said although Federer’s form has dropped this season, it would be a mistake to write him off. “He’s 17-time Grand Slam winner, one of the best players in the history of the game.

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Or so it seemed for Boris Johnson when he became temporarily appeared distracted during a meeting with his Beijing counterpart Wang An Shun. He certainly seemed diverted as women dressed in traditional Chinese clothes brought in refreshments at the Beijing government offices yesterday. Boris Johnson appeared temporarily distracted during a meeting with Beijing Mayor Wang An Shun The two traditionally dressed women brought in refreshments during the meeting between the two mayors The Mayor of London was in the country to drum up investment interest in the capital and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Beijing mayor to work together on measures to improve science and the environment. His visit to the country coincides with a trip by George Osborne. 3,600 new laws in three years as EU strangles UK firms: Brussels’s ‘addiction’ to red tape laid bare as it’s revealed it would take 92 DAYS to read all the regulations Mr Johnson appeared to admit he had little warning of the timing of the Chancellor’s trip but said he was ‘absolutely thrilled’. Both the London Mayor and Mr Osborne have long been touted as successors to David Cameron as Conservative Party leader and their visits come at a time of thawing relations following a diplomatic row over the Prime Minister meeting the Dalai Lama last year. Both Mr Osborne’s and Mr Johnson’s trips have been in the pipeline for months but the timing of the Chancellor’s visit was revealed more recently than the Mayor’s. Mr Johnson is visiting Beijing to drum up publicity for London. He is pictured riding a Boris Bike during a trip to the London Universities International Partnership showcase event Mr Johnson stressed he was ‘very pleased’ that Mr Osborne was visiting while admitting the timing was handled by the Government. Talking to reporters at an event to promote British brands in Beijing, Mr Johnson said: ‘I feel very, very pleased that the Government at all levels is reflecting on the importance of China. ‘It’s great that George is coming, I think we’re doing a double act tomorrow at Peking University and that will give us a chance to stress that the UK is one of the world capitals of education. ‘London has more higher education institutions than any other city on Earth, although Beijing apparently has even more than London, we gloss over that detail. ‘And there’s an opportunity for us collectively both as London government and as national government to talk up the links between London and China.’ Boris Johnson said he is ‘absolutely thrilled’ that George Osborne is in China at the same time as him Asked if he was surprised that Mr Osborne and the Government chose to visit at the same time, he said: ‘I think this was a question that was handled by the Government and the Foreign Office and I’m absolutely thrilled that it’s worked out in the way that it has because I think it just adds to our ability to get our message across and I think it shows our Chinese friends the seriousness with which we take our engagement with China.’ Asked if officials at the Treasury or Government spoke to him before arranging Mr Osborne’s visit, he said: ‘There’s been a long process of working on this trip to maximise the impact and I hope it will be very successful.’ Mr Johnson and Mr Osborne’s visits will cross over tomorrow with a speech at Peking University.

Boris is on a mission: Mayor of London meets his Beijing counterpart during six-day trade visit to China

Boris Johnson appeared temporarily distracted during a meeting with Beijing Mayor Wang An Shun

Armed officers were involved in the arrests, which took place at around 19:10 BST in the Whitechapel, Bayswater and Peckham areas. Police said searches were taking place at six addresses. In a statement the Met said the arrests were made during a “pre-planned, intelligence-led operation”. The men have been taken to a south London police station. Two men were arrested in Mansell Street, Whitechapel, east London. One man was arrested at a premises in Westbourne Grove, Bayswater, west London, and the fourth man in Peckham Hill Street, Peckham, south-east London. A man who saw the arrest taking place in Westbourne Grove said he saw three men being held against a wall by officers. “There was quite a lot of police,” he said. “There was quite a scene as I approached.” The witness recalled seeing two police vans and a police car but said the area was now clear. Are you in London and did you witness any of the raids? Please send us your eyewitness accounts using the form below.