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    I can't understand the scoring in tennis
    Sometimes in the Australian open, a player wins in two sets.
    Sometimes like with the Cypriot guy, they go 2 sets down then play on to win 3-2.
    so is it best of 3 or best of 5 ?
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    Mens Singles = Best of 5
    Mens Doubles = Best of 3
    Womens Singles = Best of 3

    unsure of the rest, those are the only types of matches I have watched.

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    Sports I hate:
    Tennis
    Netball
    tennis
    basketball
    Tennis
    Socker, and
    Tennis
    Jack GOF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJJJJ
    Sports I hate:
    Tennis
    Netball
    tennis
    basketball
    Tennis
    Socker, and
    Tennis
    You forgot:
    Golf
    Tennis

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    I found this:

    The rules of the new game of lawn tennis were drawn up by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 1875. Scoring derived from real, or royal, tennis, which had its origins in medieval cathedral cloisters. The name comes from the French habit of calling out tenez! (take this!) before serving. In real tennis, each exchange was worth 15 points, the score of 40 being an abbreviation for 45. Deuce is a corruption of a deux (meaning two consecutive exchanges needed to win). Love is either a corruption of l'oeuf (an egg) or playing not seriously but for the love of the game.

    Great trivia for those pub quiz nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greven
    You forgot:
    Golf
    Tennis
    I hardly think Golf qualifies as a "sport".
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    Thanks Ninja, Haze and Winston
    Now I get it .

    Have to agree about basketball JJJJJJJJ
    another american abomination

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixeldust
    I hardly think Golf qualifies as a "sport".
    Couldn't agree more. I think it is more like an expensive game which test your accuracy under the scorching-hot sun for half a day. Tennis is not that bad, actually. My favourite sport: badminton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greven
    You forgot:
    Golf
    Tennis
    And:
    Cricket
    Tennis


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