Rafael Nadal withdraws from Queen’s tournament on doctors’ advice

first_imgFrench Open champion Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from next week’s Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club after advice from his doctors to rest, organisers announced on Tuesday.”I am very sorry to say that I am not going to be able play Queen’s next week. I am sad to make this decision because I love Queen’s, I won the tournament in 2008 and every time I reached the Wimbledon final it was after playing Queen’s,” said Nadal.The Spanish world number two is back to his best after being hampered by injuries in recent years and claimed a 10th Roland Garros crown on Sunday after winning titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid over the past two months.”I was hoping to take some days off and then be ready, but at 31, and after a long claycourt season with all of the emotions of Roland Garros, and after speaking to my team and doctor, I have decided my body needs to rest if I am going to be ready to play Wimbledon.”The Aegon Championships will feature world number one and defending champion Andy Murray, U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka, 2014 winner Grigor Dimitrov, and last year’s runner-up Milos Raonic. Wimbledon begins on July 3.last_img read more

Ships Sabotaged in UAE Waters Identified

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The Saudi Arabia-flagged tankers involved in the sabotage incident off UAE earlier this week have been identified as the 300,000 dwt Amjad and the 105,200 dwt Al Marzoqah.According to data provided by VesselsValue, the VLCC and the LR2 tanker significant hull damage close to the water line after being fired upon in a suspected sabotage attack off Fujairah.The incident occurred in the Gulf of Oman on May 12. There were no reports of injuries to the vessels’ crews.The ships were on their way to cross into the Arabian Gulf. One of the two tankers was to be loaded with Saudi crude oil from the port of Ras Tanura, to be delivered to Saudi Aramco’s customers in the United States.Besides the two Saudi tankers, the incident involved the Norway-flagged crude oil tanker Andrea Victory and the UAE-flagged tanker A Michel, both of which suffered significant hull damage close to the water line at its stern. A Michel began to list due to water ingress, and booms were deployed as a precaution against potential pollution, VesselsValue added.Khalid Al-Falih, UAE’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, earlier denounced the attack adding that it had an aim “to undermine the freedom of maritime navigation, and the security of oil supplies to consumers all over the world.”World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more