Nadal Wins 20th Grand Slam – News Review 2022

September 7, 2022



Rafael Nadal has beaten world number one Novak Djokovic to win his 13th French Open and 20th Grand Slam title. The only other person to have won 20 Grand Slam titles is Roger Federer. Learn the vocabulary in the news around this story with Georgina and Catherine!

Related links:
Compound adjectives: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/course/lower-intermediate/unit-8/session-1/activity-3
Djokovic hits line judge with ball: https://youtu.be/FzFqgZ1FxFw

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.

Video chapters:
0:00 – Introduction
0:29 – Story
1:24 – Headline 1: Nadal wins French Open to claim record-equalling 20th Grand Slam
3:39 – Headline 2: Flawless Rafael Nadal wins 13th French Open to equal Roger Federer on 20 Grand Slam titles
6:10 – Headline 3: Roger Federer’s touching tribute to ‘greatest rival’ Rafael Nadal after Spaniard joins him on 20 Slams
7:46 – Language summary

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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39 Comments
  1. Do you like tennis? Check out the story about how Novak Djokoivic accidentally hit a line judge with a ball here: https://youtu.be/FzFqgZ1FxFw

  2. 🏖️ The baseball player celebrated her record_equalling victory.
    🏖️ The teacher's performance at the demo was flawless.
    🏖️ The story about her life was touching.

  3. The interesting thing is when 2 women are in the episodes, the episode is rather shorter. They have a brilliant talent

  4. Thank you, BBC>

  5. Reply
    소보로빵사와라아아아앜 September 7, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    text: 0:30

  6. I see myself have improve a lot. Thanks for all the videos BBC has made

  7. Thank you. J think so about nádal and fèderer. They are two brothers. One goes there and the other goes up until they'll do up & up.

  8. Reply
    Bích ngọc Trần thị September 7, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    i wonder that you guys like a twins or sisters. Is that right?

  9. Georgina Catherine.. ❤️'s a great job.

  10. Good lesson I appreciate your efforts

  11. Tf did I just watch?

  12. good video. Flawless' my new words learned

  13. Well-done programme (compound adj ,correct?)

  14. thanks a lot

  15. Rafael Nadal inspires me alot than any other sports person in the world despite he got some serious injuries that might end his career but he didn't end up. What a player he is a legend and deserve a salute and inspired the youth.

  16. Reply
    Ярослав Грицунь September 7, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks to Kathrine and Georgina for another useful and insightful topic from world news' headlines!

  17. Catherine is the best!

  18. A very interesting vedio

  19. Did you get rid of Neil ? It's been a while I didn't see him

  20. I’m looking for a person to practice English. Let me know if you are too and how to keep in touch with you

  21. I like Titanic. The film was flawless and touching. It deserves a record-equalling box-office champion.

  22. Hello Teacher Georgina greetings from Indonesia 🙏

  23. Thank you BBC ! The class was very interesting and usefull
    Now . I am improving myself

  24. I so touching when the video end up. Is that ok?

  25. This channel is a blueprint for a flawless education system.

  26. Thanks

  27. Your explanation is very good both of you, Thank you very much.

  28. I'm a RF fan but I think NJ is going to surpass Roger and Rafa.

  29. Georgina, you are so beautiful

  30. A couple break up scene in a series I follow was touching and flawless by the director
    Grateful 🌹 BBc
    fall is full swing ☺️ love Georgina's outfit

  31. Please show respect to his Excellency Don Rafael Nadal Parera by referring to his name properly.

  32. What's the difference between "Spaniard" and "Spanish"? I've always said "Spanish" as "españoles" 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 Always a pleasure to improve my English with you ❤️

  33. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤loved

  34. Rafa is the King on clay court

  35. Great, Record-equalling, Flawless and touching. Thank you very much.

  36. Thanks a lot, ladies.

  37. Hi Boys 😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️

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