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Italian Open: Roger Federer out of quarters with leg injury

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first_imgItalian Open: Roger Federer out of quarters with leg injuryIn run up to the French Open, Roger Federer pulled out of Italian Open due to a leg injury. Earlier, Federer was defeated at Madrid Open quarters in his clay court comeback after three years.advertisement Reuters RomeMay 17, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 19:25 IST Roger Federer pulled out of Italian Open due to leg injury (AP Photos)HIGHLIGHTSRoger Federer pulls out of Rome quarters due to leg injuryFederer was to face Stefanos Tsitsipas in Italian Open quartersFederer’s injury comes just a week ahead of the French OopenRoger Federer has pulled out of his Italian Open quarter-final clash against Stefanos Tsitsipas due to an injury in his right leg, organisers said on Friday.The 37-year-old Swiss, who was making a return to the European clay court season after two years away, won back-to-back matches against Joao Sousa and Borna Coric to reach the quarter-finals on Thursday.”Unfortunately, King Roger had to withdraw from the tournament due to an injury to his right leg,” the tournament organisers wrote on Twitter.”We wish him a fast recovery. Thank you for the incredible emotions.”The injury casts doubts over his preparations for this months French Open, with only five matches on clay under his belt heading into the second Grand Slam of the year.Following his quarter-final exit at the Australian Open, the 20-times Grand Slam champion won his 100th career singles title in Dubai and added another crown in Miami.Federer, bidding for only the second French Open title of his career, will look to regain fitness ahead of the tournament starting in Paris on May 26.Also Read | Italian Open: Naomi Osaka withdraws from quarters with right hand injuryAlso Read | Nick Kyrgios thrown out of Italian Open after on-court outburstAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Roger FedererFollow Italian OpenFollow French Open Nextlast_img read more

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Nova Scotians Receive 830 Million in Offshore Royalties from Ottawa

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first_imgNova Scotians were recognized as the principal beneficiaries of their offshore resources in a very real way today, June 30, with the delivery of $830 million in offshore revenues from the government of Canada. Premier John Hamm received a ceremonial cheque from Geoff Regan, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, at Province House in Halifax. The actual financial transaction occurs electronically between the federal and provincial departments of finance. “We will apply this money directly to our provincial debt and use the interest savings for things that matter most — health care, education and investments in our continued growth and prosperity,” said Premier Hamm. “Nova Scotians were very patient through this four-and-a-half year process and I am very grateful for their support. I am pleased to report to them that our Campaign for Fairness has been successfully concluded.” The Department of Finance will start a schedule of debt repayments on Monday, July 4, with the retirement of a $150 million bond. Mr. Regan welcomed the completion of a deal which ensures Nova Scotia is the principal beneficiary of its offshore resource revenues. The transfer of funds follows the passing of the federal budget, which received Royal Assent Wednesday, June 29. “The offshore accord which received Royal Assent on Wednesday and the $830 million down payment made today will make a positive difference in the lives of all Nova Scotians and will help our province address its unique financial challenges,” Mr. Regan said. “Prime Minister Paul Martin made a commitment to Nova Scotians last year and the Government of Canada is fulfilling that commitment here today.” Nova Scotia had budgeted to receive the funds in the fall. Additional debt-cost savings will be factored into the province’s bottom line and recognized in the September fiscal update.last_img read more

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