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What grinds my gears – Tennis

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:

Scoring

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.

Callings

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.

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  1. >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.

    Because if it is 5-5 it means that nobody has yet broken the other player service (or if they have, then they have one break each). In tennis, especially men tennis, service is really important cause generally when you serve you are attacking instead of defending. Supose that the first to get 6 wins the set and nobody EVER breaks each other service in the game then when a set is 5-5 the first to serve in the set wins. And the FIRST to serve in the WHOLE match wins the match.

    > So 0, is not called zero, it’s called Love? wtf

    It’s not love. It’s l‘oeuf. Egg in french.