I recently had the privilege to attend the US Open for the first time in my life, and as with everything I started questioning things:
What’s with the ilogical scoring? Who came up with 15,30,40,Deuce, Advantage…
Why such an almost random sequence… why not, 1,2,3 ? or if anything 15,30,45!!!
Why when a set is tied 5-5 do they have to do it till 7 (tie-break)?, just let the first to go to 6 win that set, as if the matches weren’t long enough.
So 0, is not called zero, it’s called Love? wtf
Update: Simon expained it’s “L’oeuf“, which means “Egg” in french, probably a relationship between the shape of a “0” and an Egg.
When a serve hits the NET, they call it LET? wtf
And when they go into “deuce” it always sounds as if they’re calling the players Douchebags…”Douche!!”
Other than that, it’s one hell of a game, one of endurance, precision, technique, focus, strategy, excitement, I loved it.
Thank you wifey for taking me there for my birthday, it was awesome.