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Session 164

Rafael Nadal has equalled Roger Federer's feat of winning a 20th Grand Slam title. He did this by beating world number one Novak Djokovic to win his 13th French Open. Georgina and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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News Review

Nadal 20th Grand Slam

Nadal has beaten world number one Novak Djokovic to win his 13th French Open and 20th Grand Slam title. The only other person to achieve this feat is Roger Federer. Georgina and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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The story

In the past few minutes Rafael Nadal has beaten the world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the French Open for the 13th time.

The triumph brings the Spaniard a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title. Roger Federer has also won twenty.

Key words and phrases

record-equalling
matching the best achievement

  • The boxer celebrated his record-equalling victory.
  • The record-equalling number one topped the charts for another week.

flawless
perfect; without imperfections

  • This video will help you achieve flawless English pronunciation.
  • The actor’s performance was flawless.

touching
causing sympathetic or sad emotions

  • Her partner’s touching tribute at their anniversary made everyone cry.
  • The documentary about elephants was touching.

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