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Federer wins Wimbledon

Published: 7.21.2017
Level 4   |   Time: 3:48
Accent: British
Source: BBC Global News Podcast (7.16.2017)

Tennis star Roger Federer wins his 8th Wimbledon title and 19th Grand Slam overall. How does he keep going?


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triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary.
  2. LISTEN to the audio.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • an ace [n] - a perfect serve in tennis
  • the open era [n] - tennis since 1968
  • decisive [adj] - clear / not close
  • packed [adj] - full
  • a set [n] - part of a tennis match played to 6 points
  • without dropping [exp] - without losing
  • break of serve [exp] - when the person not serving wins the point
  • shed a few tears [exp] - cry a little bit
  • come through [phv] - be successful // not fail
  • do the trick [exp] - be successful / work properly
  • go for the jugular [exp] - be aggressive trying to win / show no mercy
  • moving gingerly [exp] - moving carefully like you are in pain
  • to a tee [exp] - perfectly / completely
  • take (some time) off [phv] - take a break / not compete
  • top of his list [exp] - his number one priority
  • an entourage [n] - a group of people traveling with and helping an important person
  • an army [n] - a large group of people

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Questions

  1. Roger Federer has won Wimbledon 8 times.

  2. He is the only male tennis player to win Wimbledon 8 times.

  3. His final match against Marin Cilic was very close.

  4. Federer will definitely compete in Wimbledon next year.

  5. Federer didn't lose any sets during the entire tournament.

  6. Federer has won 20 Grand Slam titles.

  7. Marin Cilic appeared to be hurt during the final match.

  8. This was the second time Cilic competed in the Wimbledon final.

  9. Cilic had some blisters on the bottom of his foot.

  10. Cilic played better after a bandage was put on his foot.

  11. Federer played less aggressively when he saw Cilic might be injured.

  12. Federer is the oldest player to win a finals.

  13. Federer is in his 40s.

  14. Federer got injured during Wimbledon last year.

  15. Federer didn't play any tournaments after Wimbledon last year.

  16. Federer won many tournaments on clay this year.

  17. Federer thinks all the tournaments are equally important.

  18. Federer has two sets of twins (4 children).

  19. Federer travels to tournaments with his family, hair dresser and massage therapist.

  20. Federer is part of the Swiss army.

  21. Federer and his wife together decide which tournaments he will play in.

triangle Script

Roger Federer. Second championship point.

Down the tee. Clean ace. The arms are aloft. Roger Federer is Wimbledon champion once again. And Centre Court rises to acclaim King Roger the 8th.

An ace to become the first to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon eight times in the open era. Tennis star Roger Federer won a decisive victory over Marin Cilic in straight sets.

So many legends have marked this court. The women's game, the men's game, doubles, mixed, you name it. All of it together. So, to be here today with Marin and celebrating tennis in a way, it’s very special. And then of course, from day one to the final day, center count is always packed. We, the players, appreciate that so so much. So it's a dream to play here really, and I hope this was not my last match. And I hope I can come back next year and try to defend the title.

BBC Sports Chris Dennis told us that without dropping a set Federer really dominated the tournament.

It was an extraordinary achievement. It was very much a flawless Federer this fortnight. And while he raced through this match today to waltz into the history books through an eighth Wimbledon title. It's his 19th Grand Slam title. 6-3 6-1 6-4 was the score in just over an hour and 40 minutes. The damage was done really in the first two sets when he got two breaks of serve in each of those. And then his opponent Marin Cilic sadly had a medical time out. It was quite clear from then on that he wouldn't be a contest. In fact Marin Cilic at one change of ends he got rather emotional and shed a few tears under his towel. It really was heartbreaking for him, having worked his way so brilliantly to get into his first ever Wimbledon final. And then on the big stage have the cruel luck of medical problems. So Federer came through to clinch his eighth Wimbledon title. Of course he did it with a clean ace.

It wasn't quite clear at the time whether Cilic was injured, whether he'd been hurt, or whether he was just overcome with the pressure.

There was a suggestion perhaps that it may be a knee injury during the second set. He looked to be moving rather gingerly. And then when he did call the medical time out and took the shoe off and the sock, it was clear that the sole of his foot had got some very bad blistering. And he had a very large bandage put on that. It took several minutes to get some attention there. And actually in the early stages of the third set, it seemed to do the trick. He was moving much more comfortably and hitting the ball more cleanly than he had. But Federer sensed that his prey was wounded, if you like, and went to the jugular and just finished the job off.

Now Federer's not only set a record for the number of men's singles titles Wimbledon, He is also the oldest player to win in in men's finals in the modern time. But he says he'll be back to challenge yet again.

It's quite extraordinary isn't it. His exact age today is 35 years 342 days. He turns 36 next month. And we have to believe him because he's now got this work life balance off to a tee. You may remember after he crashed out of Wimbledon last year with a really bad knee injury, he took the rest of the year off. And he also took off the entire clay court season this year in order to be fresh and ready to go at the most important times of the year. And Wimbledon certainly is the top of his shopping list. He prioritizes this very highly indeed. In terms of the entourage around him, it is quite a circus actually. Not just his immediate family, his wife Mirka. He has not one set of twins but two. There are hairdressers. There are physiotherapists, massage people. It is an entire Federer army who travel around the world with him. And he's actually said that the consultation with his wife is actually very important. It's a joint decision that they come to which tournament he will play. I get the sense that if it's not good for the family, then Federer won't do it.

BBC Sports Chris Dennis.


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