Special tennis in Sydney – level 3

20-01-2015 07:00

It’s tennis like you’ve never seen it before, as this match involves a high-speed boat chase. Well, sort of. But tennis legends Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt went head-to-head, hitting the ball back and forth while both in speedboats.

The pair played this warm-up game in between boats under the Sydney Harbour Bridge before heading back to dry land for their friendly match at the Opera House.

The event was to promote the new Fast4 Tennis matches, which will now be televised for the first time.

“In terms of fun-factor, it was definitely the most fun, and the location clearly is incredible with the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Very special and I was thinking about it while we were doing it, like how special it actually is and I like being a part of it.”

The new tennis format is designed to speed up and simplify matches for busy people.

Difficult words: legend (to be famous for being the best at doing something), go head-to-head (to play against each other), promote (to make more popular), fun-factor (how much fun something is).

Source: www.ondemandnews.com


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