Indian Wells: Rafael Nadal withdraws from semi-final vs Roger Federer with knee injury

first_imgIndian Wells: Rafael Nadal withdraws from semi-final vs Roger Federer with knee injuryRafael Nadal had to withdraw from the semi-final match against Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open with knee injury. Federer advances to the final by walkover in Indian Wells.advertisement Next Reuters Indian WellsMarch 16, 2019UPDATED: March 17, 2019 00:21 IST Rafael Nadal had to withdraw from the semi-final vs Roger Federer due to a right knee injury (Reuters Photo)Rafael Nadal withdrew of the BNP Paribas Open due to a right knee injury on Saturday, shortly before his the semi-final match against Roger Federer. It would have been the first meeting between the pair since 2017.Spaniard Nadal had required treatment on the knee during his hard-fought quarter-final against Russian Karen Khachanov 7-6(2) 7-6(2).”I warmed up today and I felt that my knee was not good to compete at the level I needed to compete in semifinals. It’s tough for me to accept all these things that I’m going through in my career. Sometimes I feel sad because I’m in a disadvantage to all my opponents,” Rafael Nadal said after pulling out of the tournament.”[I need to] be positive and grateful for all the things tennis has given to me. I feel fortunate for all the things I’ve done in my life and the world of tennis,” Nadal added.Good morning, @RafaelNadal #BNPPO19 #Fedal Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) March 16, 2019Nadal had actually walked out to practise on Saturday and that too without any on his knee, before withdrawing from the BNP Parivbas Open.Federer advances to the final by walkover, where he will looking to win his record sixth BNP Paribas Open title. The 37-year-old Swiss will play either Milos Raonic or Dominic Thiem in the final, bidding for his 101st career titleFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Rafael NadalFollow Roger FedererFollow Indian WellsFollow BNP Paribas OpenFollow Nadal injurylast_img read more

President to unilaterally appoint Basil Williams advisor as new GECOM Chair

-Opposition Leader says Party will challenge ‘undemocratic’ decision in courtOutside of the three lists and 18 nominees provided by the Opposition Leader, the President of Guyana, David Granger, on Thursday evening unilaterally selected the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).Retired High Court Judge, Justice James PattersonJames Patterson, 84, a retired High Court Judge who holds the position of the legal advisor to the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams will be sworn in as the new GECOM Chairman later tonight (Thursday) at the State House.Information has revealed that this decision was made following a meeting between the President and the Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo earlier this evening to discuss the third list of nominees who were submitted by Jagdeo for the post.The Opposition Leader is a press briefing after the meeting was held said that this was their plan from the inception, highlighting that it was a plan to frustrate him into folding by rejecting his nominees, but after he consistently provided names, lists after list, the “charade” was ended and the President will now appoint someone of his own choosing.According to Jagdeo, President Granger has acted undemocratically and in defiance of the Court ruling by the Chief Justice. He posited that he will be engaging the international community on this matter, while calling on the his party’s entire support base not to cooperate with the move by the incumbent Administration.Moreover, Jagdeo said he hopes civil society will see “this for what it is… an attempt to rig the next elections ” and will also raise their voice in relation to this matter.Additionally, he said his party “we will be challenging the decision in court.”Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat JagdeoAccording to the Opposition Leader, “Government will not have our cooperation on any issue in this country until they start complying with the Constitution.”The first list of nominees submitted to the President for the position of the new GECOM Chairman and rejected consisted of Former Army Chief, Norman Mc Lean, Attorney and Political Analyst, Christopher Ram, Former Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Ramesh Dookhoo, Peace and Governance Consultant, Lawrence Lachmansingh, Businesswoman, Rhyaan Shah and Professor Dr James Rose.The second list – which was also rejected- consisted of Justice of Appeal B.S Roy (ret’d),   Justice William Ramlall (ret’d), Ms. Oneidge Walrond-Allicock, Attorney-at-law and a former Magistrate,  Kashir Khan, Attorney-at-law,  Ms Nadia Sagar, and Captain Gerald Gouveia.The most recent list of names- which was also rejected-included Major General Joseph Singh, Teni Housty, Sanjeev Datadin, Mrs Annette Arjoon-Martins, Onesi La Fleur and Krishnadatt Persaud.According to an advisory from the Ministry of the Presidency, the swearing in will occur at 20:30hrs at the State House. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGECOM Chair: President’s unilateral act a “clear threat to democracy”- PSCOctober 20, 2017In “Business”Patterson new GECOM Chair: Says he was approached hours before swearing inOctober 19, 2017In “latest news”GECOM Chair: President says Constitution does not require him to give reasons for rejecting nomineesOctober 23, 2017In “latest news” read more