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  • 2019.1.18
  • National news
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Nishikori wins at Brisbane to take 1st championship in nearly 3 years

錦織、3年ぶりツアー優勝

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Kei Nishikori dug himself out of an early hole on Jan. 6 to defeat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the men’s final of the Brisbane International.

For Nishikori, the tournament’s second seed and world No. 9, it was his first tour victory since he won his fourth straight Memphis Open title in February 2016. The two last met at last year’s Rakuten Japan Open final, when the Russian beat Nishikori in straight sets.

The victory in the Australian Open warmup event is Nishikori’s 12th career tour championship.

After trading sets, Nishikori was too strong in the deciding third set, breaking the Russian’s serve three times to take the title in two hours and four minutes.

“I’m really happy to win the championship,” said the 29-year-old, who missed the start of the 2018 season out of injury and had to struggle to regain a place in the world top 10 rankings. “I’m glad I could get revenge for Medvedev beating me at last year’s Rakuten Japan Open.

“I want to come here next year and win again.” (Kyodo)

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dig
(動)掘り出す、掘る、突っ込む
(名)皮肉、突っつき、発掘
◆dig oneself out of a hole(自ら招いた窮地を脱する)
◆We got into the playoffs in the last game of the season and dug ourselves out of a hole.
(我々はシーズン最後の試合でプレーオフに入り、自ら招いた窮地を脱した)
☞dugはdigの過去、過去分詞形

seed
(名)(トーナメントなどの)シード、種
(動)種をまく、シード権を与える、取り除く
◆first-seeded player(第1シードの選手)
◆Our soccer team was seeded second in the league.
(私たちのサッカーチームはリーグで第2シードとなった)

straight
(形)連続した、続けざまに、一直線の
(名)真っすぐなもの、
◆win the match in straight sets(1セットも落とさずストレート勝ちする)
◆There is a convenience store straight down this street.
(この通りをまっすぐ行った所にコンビニがあります)

warmup
(形)ウォームアップの、前座の
(名)ウォーミングアップ、準備運動
(動)ウォーミングアップする、準備運動をする
◆warmup act(前座)
◆At basketball practice today, we did a 15-minute warmup outside.
(今日のバスケットボールの練習で、私たちは屋外で15分のウォームアップをした)

trade
(動)交換する、取引する
(名)取引、商業、交換
◆A heavy tax has been added to all internationally traded goods.
(国際間で取引されるすべての商品に重く課税された)

injury
(名)けが、損害
◆The car accident looked bad, but luckily nobody had any injuries.
(その自動車事故はひどいものだったが、幸いなことに誰もケガをしなかった)
☞injure(動)傷つける、苦しめる

revenge
(名)復讐、報復、仕返し
(動)復讐する、仕返しをする、リベンジする
◆get revenge for(~に対して報復する)
◆The CEO wanted revenge for the false newspaper articles published about his family.
(最高経営責任者は、家族について公表された誤った新聞記事に報復したいと考えた)

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. What did Kei Nishikori do on January 6?

  • A) Went to Scotland.
  • B) Lost to Daniil Medvedev.
  • C) Won the Brisbane International.

正解を見る

正解は、C
Won the Brisbane International.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. Kei Nishikori ( ) himself out of an early hole on Jan. 6 to defeat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the men’s final of the Brisbane International.

  • A) dog
  • B) did
  • C) dug

正解を見る

正解は、C
dug

Q2. For Nishikori, the tournament’s second ( ) and world No. 9, it was his first tour victory since he won his fourth straight Memphis Open title in February 2016.

  • A) seem
  • B) seed
  • C) seek

正解を見る

正解は、B
seed

Q3. The two last met at last year’s Rakuten Japan Open final, when the Russian beat Nishikori in ( ) sets.

  • A) string
  • B) slight
  • C) straight

正解を見る

正解は、C
straight

Q4. The victory in the Australian Open ( ) event is Nishikori’s 12th career tour championship.

  • A) warmer
  • B) warrior
  • C) warmup

正解を見る

正解は、C
warmup

Q5. After ( ) sets, Nishikori was too strong in the deciding third set, breaking the Russian’s serve three times to take the title in two hours and four minutes.

  • A) trading
  • B) selling
  • C) buying

正解を見る

正解は、A
trading

Q6. “I’m really happy to win the championship,” said the 29-year-old, who missed the start of the 2018 season out of ( ) and had to struggle to regain a place in the world top 10 rankings.

  • A) insult
  • B) injury
  • C) introvert

正解を見る

正解は、B
injury

Q7. “I’m glad I could get ( ) for Medvedev beating me at last year’s Rakuten Japan Open.

  • A) revenge
  • B) replay
  • C) result

正解を見る

正解は、A
revenge

Speaking practice

Q1.Do you follow professional sports closely? If so, who is your favorite athlete? If not, why? Please explain. ※この問題に解答はありません

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