[Australian Open TV]
Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets to continue his superb run in Melbourne and reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
At 20 years and 168 days, Tsitsipas is the youngest man to reach the last four of a Grand Slam since Novak Djokovic at the 2007 US Open.
The Greek 14th seed won 7-5 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7-2) in three hours and 15 minutes.
He will face 2009 champion Rafael Nadal in the last four after the Spaniard beat unseeded American Frances Tiafoe.
“It all feels like a fairytale almost. I’m just living the dream, living what I’ve been working for,” he said.
“I feel a bit emotional but not too much because I know I really worked hard to get here.”
Tsitsipas became the first Greek player to go beyond the fourth round of a Grand Slam when he knocked out six-time champion Roger Federer to reach the quarter-finals.
He is the youngest man to reach the last four in Melbourne since Andy Roddick in 2003. [BBC.com]
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Vocabulary chunks from video :
- This is quite a moment
- Your fans on the stands
- The National Anthem
- I’m just living the dream
- Living what I’ve been working hard for
- I really worked had to get here
- What are my goals this year?
- It is real
- A top competitor
- If I keep pushing myself
- Do what you can
- The big signature moment
- Explore the world
- I love film-making, photography
- In your journey, your pathway
- Thanking the crowd for being with me
- Congratulations, welcome to the semi-finals
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“тнσѕє ωнσ ∂ση’т вєℓιєνє ιη мαgι¢ ωιℓℓ ηєνєя ƒιη∂ ιт”
– яσαℓ∂ ∂αнℓ
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“𝓋𝑜𝓎𝒶𝑔𝑒 𝓊𝓅𝑜𝓃 𝓁𝒾𝒻𝑒’𝓈 𝓈𝑒𝒶,
𝓉𝑜 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇𝓈𝑒𝓁𝒻 𝒷𝑒 𝓉𝓇𝓊𝑒,
𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓌𝒽𝒶𝓉𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝓁𝑜𝓉 𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝒷𝑒, 𝓅𝒶𝒹𝒹𝓁𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝑜𝓌𝓃 𝒸𝒶𝓃𝑜𝑒”
– 𝓈𝒶𝓇𝒶𝒽 𝒷𝑜𝓁𝓉𝑜𝓃
-photography by vocabularyinchunks
Daily Mail praises Athens for its architecture, academia and history and characterizes the Greek capital as the grandest open-air university in the world.
In an article by David Constable, the popular English newspaper underlines that the city is steeped in history with ancient ruins to explore at every turn, lists the Acropolis and the Arch of Hadrian among the must-visit sites, calls it home to an impressive dynasty of athletes and describes the Athenian visit experience as follows:
“Walking the cobblestone pathway of Europe’s largest archaeological park in Athens is a rewarding history lesson in the world’s grandest open-air university.
There are no fees. No professors. No homework. You don’t even have to attend everyday, just as and when there’s an itch of intrigue.
Like Rome, Athens surrounds you with the ancient: the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus, Herodes Atticus, Arch of Hadrian and the Athenian Trilogy. It’s the crumbling Meccano kit of empires built and empires destroyed.
No other country can boast such a dynasty of athletes, Titans and Gigantes. And it’s the Greek history and landscapes, even more than empirical brick-and-mortar that jointly built the modern Greece we know today.
Here is a country rooted in our consciousness, whether we’ve visited it or not. The names of ancient Gods and Goddesses are taught to us at an early age, and the epistemology of their philosophers still widely referenced in society today.”
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Vocabulary chunks from video :
- Watch where your’e going
- Everything is planned
- Wedding day
- Your life passes you by
- Do whatever I’d like to do for a change
- I was born in Greece
- That’s the only time I’ve ever been overseas
- See things in a new way
- A little café
- Take a photo of them
- You’re being invited to their birthday party
- It was absolutely fabulous
- It’s a dream come true
- This is very special
- Very happy, really happy
- So overwhelmed
- It certainly changed mine
- Wake up and see the world in a different way