In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Her father had never played tennis but had been impressed by Boris Becker on television.
- It's a wonder he managed to concentrate on any tennis with so many other things on his mind.
- Getting the ball over the net is important in tennis.
- Once upon a time, any old canvas plimsoll would do for a spot of tennis or a jog around the park.
- She has the best backhand in tennis, of both men or women.
- He has some unexpected spare time and challenges me to a game of tennis.
- He was a great lover of country life and enjoyed tennis and golf.
- It was not creative tennis but it was enthralling nonetheless.
- After a short break, I was playing tennis again.
- He prides himself on being in shape, playing tennis and running on the treadmill to keep fit.
- His tennis is so good that no-one can touch him.
- People no longer had time to spare to play tennis all day.
- Fishing and tennis are available nearby.
- At one stage he thought he might give up tennis and take up football instead.
- He is playing grass-court tennis of such perfection that it is hard to believe it will last.
- She does sports twice a week, such as tennis or swimming.
- She fits in a gentle game of tennis every week.
- We don't play tennis at school much these days.
- For so long tennis was a sport that only mattered for a couple of weeks every year.
- The club is hoping that this year will see more people than ever taking up tennis and joining the club.
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