Nadal’s hard-court woes continue with ATP Finals withdrawal
Nadal’s hard-court woes continue with ATP Finals withdrawal
Rafael Nadal: Spaniard to have surgery on ankle injury and miss ATP Finals
08 November, 2018, 07:30
"With this, I hope to be in full health for the next season".
"It is true that we had detected it for a long time and from time to time it bothered me".
Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the season-ending ATP Finals due to a persistent abdominal injury and will take the time off to have ankle surgery.
The Spaniard's absence from London means 14-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic will end the year as the world number one for the fifth time in his career: level with Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors, and one behind Pete Sampras.
12 years later, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga repeated that feat in Canada as well, entering the tournament ranked 15th and playing some rock solid tennis in order to beat world number 1 Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer to secure the title after four straight Top 10 triumph.
"What Novak has achieved this season has to go down as one of the great sporting comebacks".
Nadal's place in the eight-man tournament in London goes to John Isner. "It's been a phenomenal return to form that would have been hard to imagine just six months ago", ATP executive chairman and president Chris Kermode said.
Nadal said he needed an operation on his right ankle and is also yet to recover from the abdominal problem that kept him out of the Paris Masters last week.
Nadal has not featured on the ATP World Tour since retiring in the semi-finals of the US Open in September, also suffering this year with hip and knee problems. But he competed in only three events after the French Open in June.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia shouts during the final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament against Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018.
The president said Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker , would replace him for now, with a permanent replacement coming later. Trump made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday afternoon, less than a day after the USA midterm elections .
And in the lead-up to Election Day, Kemp's office leveled a vague accusation of "potential cyber crimes" at Georgia Democrats. Online, Dolores also starred in Get Out The Vote videos in English and Spanish, urging Georgia voters to turn out for Abrams.
The driver, 21-year-old Colten Treu, later surrendered to authorities after police launched a search for the vehicle. Treu fled the scene, but turned himself later Saturday , according to the Lake Hallie Police Department.
He first stops at a rally for Beto O'Rourke, where he jokes that all the supporters share the same Netflix account. Polling showed Cruz - vying for his second term - consistently ahead, but by single digits.
Hardliners hold protests to commemorate the siege every year but on Sunday, protesters also vented their fury about the sanctions. Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi also predicted the sanctions will actually work against America's interests.
Although OnePlus promises bi-monthly updates for the 6T, the T-Mobile version won't necessarily get them at the same time. The device that T-Mobile sells only comes in the $579 Mirror Black configuration with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.
Prosecutors say the Sinaloa Cartel, named for Guzman's home state, smuggled more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States. It is alleged that he spent a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tonnes of cocaine into the United States.
About $720 billion in sales are up for grabs for the Black Friday shopping weekend, according to the National Retail Federation . Today Amazon announced that they are offering free shipping to everyone in the United States with no minimum purchase needed.
The 2018 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards have been handed out, and this year's list of winners features more than a few familiar faces. The award is presented each year to the best defensive player at each position in both the National League and American League .
Pete Davidson is in hot water after mocking a Republican candidate for Congress" eye patch during a " Saturday Night Live' sketch. Despite being told he would probably never see again, Crenshaw regained sight in his left eye and went on two more deployments.
And the four will send social media into a meltdown with a mock news bulletin in which they poke fun at their personalities. Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Bristol and London are the six cities that will host the comeback tour.
Delhi wakes up to thick smog ahead of Diwali
CPCB officials also said they were in talks with IIT, Kanpur, and IMD for inducing artificial rain after Diwali . Delhi's air quality is expected to deteriorate to "severe plus emergency" category after Diwali , SAFAR said.
Apple’s new iPad Pro Geekbench scores surface online
The MacBook Air is also in the spotlight , and once again, it's an Apple laptop that desperately needed a refresh . And the multi-tasking changes in iOS 11 helped make the iPad all the more useful, but there's still a way to go.
Djokovic defeats Federer in Paris Masters thriller
Russia's Karen Khachanov pulled off an upset as he defeated Serbia's Novak Djokovic to clinch the Paris Masters on Sunday . Karen Khachanov poses with the trophy after beating Novak Djokovic in the Paris Masters final.
Samsung teases its first foldable phone, the Samsung Galaxy F
There's a clear chance Samsung could also tease its foldable phone at the event to gauge the interest of the developer community. Yes, it feels a bit gimmicky , but the FlexPai does actually deliver on its promise of being the "first foldable smartphone ".
Messi named in Barcelona squad for Inter clash
Substitute Dembele got Barca out of trouble with a perfectly struck half-volley in the 87th minute after a knockdown by Pique. The Argentinean attacker has travelled with the squad, despite not being past fit by the medical team.