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Paris is one of the most important cities in Europe. It is also the capital of France. Thousands of flights depart daily from its airport, some of them to Zagreb, which is the capital of Croatia. Both countries have flags with the colours red, blue and white. The Croatian flag includes a shileld at its centre.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and to take care of your body. Eating well is important for energy all day long! To start the day, breakfast is a must. A glass of milk, a bowl of cereal and a piece of fruit or some juice will help you to perform better at school and in the playground. Fruit is also a good choice for dessert and as a snack.
18 countries will compete in the Davis Cup Madrid Finals. To win a set in any of the matches, the players must win six games.
Tennis has a long history, including the four Grand Slams that take place every year. These are the Australian Open, the French Open (Roland-Garros), Wimbledon and the US Open.
There is one important tennis rule that you should know: if a ball touches the line, even if it is the smallest part, it is considered good.
Every country in the world chooses one of its cities to be its capital. For example, Quito is the capital of Ecuador and Budapest is the capital of Hungary. The flag of Ecuador uses three colours: blue, red and yellow. The Hungarian flag also has three colours: red, green and white.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and to take care of your body. Try to eat dairy products every day. Milk, yogurt and cheese are dairy products and provide our body with calcium.
18 countries, including the United States, compete over one week to become the Davis Cup champions. John McEnroe is the player who has won the most Davis Cup titles for the United States.
Tennis has a strange scoring system. When the players tie at 40-40 in a game, that moment is called “deuce”.
Every country in the world chooses one of its cities to be its capital. For example, London is the capital of Great Britain and Washington DC is the capital of the United States. The flags of both countries use the colours blue, red and white. The flag of the United States is made up of stars and stripes.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and to take care of your body. Drinking water helps our bodies to work properly. We should not drink water only when we are thirsty. If you are thirsty, it is a sign that you need to drink! When we do sport it is very important to drink water, because when we sweat, we lose hydration
Every tie in the Davis Cup Madrid Finals consists of two singles matches and one doubles match, all on a hard court. Of the 18 countries participating in the competition, the United States holds the most Davis Cup titles.
Each country competing in the Davis Cup Madrid Finals can have up to five players.
Every country in the world chooses one of its cities to be its capital. For example, Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and Canberra is the capital of Australia. The Serbian flag has a shield on it that shows two eagles. Australia’s flag has six stars.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and to take care of your body. Doctors are the professionals who will tell us if we need to take dietary supplements, and only when we are lacking vitamins or minerals. If you need to take a supplement, you should never take it for the first time on the day of a sports competition, you should always try it a few days before.
Did you know? The 2019 Davis Cup winners were Spain. Spain have won the title six times, the first time in Barcelona and the last time in Madrid.
Sweden managed to win their first title in 1975 and it was their famous player, world number one Björn Borg, who won the final point to win the match.
Rome and Berlin are two of the most important cities in Europe. Rome is also the capital of Italy and Berlin is the capital of Germany. The flags of these two countries use three colours each. Italy’s flag is green, white and red; Germany’s flag is black, red and yellow.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and to take care of your body. Coeliac disease is our body’s intolerance to gluten, one of the most common nutrition-related diseases. Many sportspeople are coeliacs, but this is not a problem when it comes to physical activity. The Serbian Novak Djokovic is one of the best tennis players in the world and he suffers from gluten intolerance.
The Davis Cup Madrid Finals are played on three courts. The tournament director is Albert Costa. During his career he won the competition as a player and as a coach.
Fernando Verdasco, who is a tennis player from Madrid, achieved the winning point for Spain that gave the country its third title.
Every country in the world chooses one of its cities to be its capital. For example, Nursultan (previously called Astana), is the capital of Kazakhstan and Vienna is the capital of Austria. The flag of Kazakhstan has a yellow circle in the centre and Austria’s flag has two red stripes and one white stripe.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and to take care of your body. We must take care of our energy balance: we must get enough energy from food for us to use when we exercise. For example, if you don’t eat enough and do sport, you will probably feel tired and have little strength. We must try to balance physical activity and our diet. And don’t forget that our bodies need a lot of water! You need to drink liquids to stay hydrated, at least 4 to 6 glasses of water every day.
Hungary is one of the 18 countries taking part in the Davis Cup Madrid Finals. This Central European country has never played in the final of the competition. It is the first time in the finals too for Kazakhstan, which is another country competing this year.
Did you know? The tennis player who has won the most matches in the Davis Cup for France is Pierre Darmon. Italy won the Davis Cup in 1976, although they have played in the finals on six occasions.
Every country in the world chooses one of its cities to be its capital. For example, Bogotá is the capital of Colombia and Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. The flags of these two countries use three colours each. Colombia’s flag is yellow, blue and red; the Czech Republic’s flag is red, white and blue.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and to take care of your body. With physical activity, your muscles become stronger. This allows you to do more sport without getting so tired. Sport also helps your bones to become stronger.
Remember that vegetable fats are found in foods such as nuts, olive oil and avocado. This type of fat is good for the heart.
The Davis Cup is more than 100 years old. It always has great tennis players, including these three, who have achieved the most victories for their countries: Manolo Santana (Spain); Guillermo Vilas (Argentina) and Alexander Metreveli (Russia).
Every country in the world chooses one of its cities to be its capital. For example, Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and Moscow is the capital of Russia. Sweden’s flag has two colours: blue and yellow. Russia’s flag has three colours: white, blue and red.
We are sure you already know this! The capital of Spain is Madrid and the Spanish flag has two red stripes at the top and bottom and a yellow one in the middle.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and to take care of your body. Rest and sleep are very important. Avoid screens just before you go to sleep (tablet, television and mobile phone). The blue light emitted by screens reduces melatonin, which is the hormone that helps you to sleep.
A balanced diet is achieved by eating everything. However, there are some food groups that are better than others. Bread, whole grains and pasta are foods that we can eat every day.
Each of the 18 countries competing in the Davis Cup Madrid Finals has a coach, who is called a “captain”.
Colombia’s team includes one of the best doubles pairs in the world: Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah
Russia will compete in Madrid in November, they hope to win their third title as they have won twice already.