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Paris is one of the most important cities in Europe. It is also the capital of France. Thousands of flights come and go 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 shield at its centre.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and 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.
16 countries will compete in the Davis Cup 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 okay.
Each country in the world chooses one of their cities to be the capital. For example, Seoul is the capital of Korea, Rep. and Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. The flag of Korea Rep. has four colours: white, blue, red and black. The Netherlands flag has three: red, white and blue.
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.
The Davis Cup Finals are divided this year into two stages. The first, the Group Stage, will be held across 4 European cities, one of which is Valencia, in September (6 days). And in November the ‘Final 8’, with the best eight teams, will be held in Malaga (6 days). In total: 12 days of competition and 16 countries, including the United States. John McEnroe is the player who has most wins in Davis Cup 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 their cities to be the capital. For example, London is the capital of England 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 dehydrate.
Every tie in the Davis Cup Finals consists of two singles matches and one doubles match, all on hard court. Of the 16 countries participating in the competition, the United States holds the most Davis Cup titles.
Each country competing in the Davis Cup Finals can have up to five players.
Every country in the world chooses one of their cities to be the 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? Spain, host of the ‘Final 8’, 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 the former world number one, Björn Borg, who took the winning point.
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 have 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 Finals will be played on five courts. The tournament director is David Ferrer, who has won the competition three times in his career.
Fernando Verdasco, who is a tennis player from Madrid, obtained the winning point for Spain, giving the country their third title.
Every country in the world chooses one of their cities to be the capital. For example, Nursultan (previously called Astana), is the capital of Kazakhstan and Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. The flag of Kazakhstan has a yellow circle in the centre and Sweden’s flag is blue with a yellow cross.
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.
Belgium is one of the 16 countries taking part in the Davis Cup Finals. The north-western European country has never won the title.
Did you know? The tennis player who has won the most matches in Davis Cup for France is Pierre Darmon. Italy won the Davis Cup in 1976, although they have played the final on six further occasions.
Every country in the world chooses one of their cities to be the capital. For example, Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and Ottawa is the capital of Canada. The flags of these two countries have a symbol in the centre. Argentina, a sun with a human face; and Canada, a large red maple leaf.
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 over 100 years old. It always features great tennis players, including these three, who have achieved the most wins for their countries: Manolo Santana (Spain), Guillermo Vilas (Argentina) and Nicola Pietrangeli (Italy) who is the all-time leading Davis Cup player.
Every country in the world chooses one of their cities to be the capital. For example, Madrid is the capital of Spain and Brussels is the capital of Belgium. Spain’s flag has two colours: red and yellow. Belgium’s flag has three colours: black, yellow and red.
Sport helps you to stay healthy and to take care of your body. Rest and sleep are very important. Avoid screens right 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 16 countries competing in the Davis Cup Finals has a coach, who is called ‘captain’.
Belgium is one of the countries that will compete in the Finals, fighting for what would be their first title.