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Anybody know how tennis is scored?

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I will preface by saying I'm a bit of a degenerate gambler.  When tennis is the only live action i gamble on it even though i dont really have a handle on how its scored. Today I took the over 20.5 combined points on a match.  To me it looks like I won, they graded it as a win and then manually changed it to a loss. Can someone more familiar with the sport let me know if I got fucked here?  

My thought was that you take the points from each set, which in this case would have been 32. 

 

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Fuck, got my answer. The third set only counts for one point. Just fucking bitter that they graded it as a win and then manually changed it to a loss. 

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Not sure what you meant but Laurent won the first and third sets and De Schepper won the second, hence two sets to one.

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Don't gamble on shit you don't understand! It's hard enough to win on the sports you 'think' you know well. 

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Just pick the horse with the funniest name.

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7 hours ago, Essa said:

Fuck, got my answer. The third set only counts for one point. Just fucking bitter that they graded it as a win and then manually changed it to a loss. 

Is the third set only played as some form of tiebreaker? That it went 16 points, but was significantly shorter than the rest suggests that.

If so, going over 20.5 points just across two sets (with the third only counting for 1) is asking a lot I feel.

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I think a lot of love is used to score tennis

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10 minutes ago, Liam said:

Is the third set only played as some form of tiebreaker? That it went 16 points, but was significantly shorter than the rest suggests that.

If so, going over 20.5 points just across two sets (with the third only counting for 1) is asking a lot I feel.

https://www.sofascore.com/de-schepper-laurent/yEqskIwb

Yep looks like the third set was definitely a tie breaker. Very odd, but by that it was only an exhibition game. Lesson is not to make weird bets.

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With Covid, there have been a lot of weird scoring systems used in these Exhibition tournaments. I've seen some where each set only goes to 4 games won, instead of 6, and yeah this one appeared to be settled on a tiebreaker after two full sets.

In case @Essa wants to bet on tennis again, the traditional scoring system is best of three sets (five for men in Grand Slams) and it is first to six games to win a set, with a margin of two games.

"Points" is actually misleading by this betting firm as points win games, which win sets, but this seems to have taken games won as "points".

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Serious question though: does anyone actually know why tennis goes 0, 15, 30, 40?

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7 minutes ago, metalman said:

Serious question though: does anyone actually know why tennis goes 0, 15, 30, 40?

It's all a big mix of mythology, old French, Latin, and possibly clock faces?

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I heard it was something to do with clock faces, but then having a score of 40 is a bit weird. One theory about "love" is because "0" looks a bit like an egg, and "l'oeuf" sounds like "love". That's also strange because French tennis announcers refer to it as "zéro".

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8 hours ago, Rich said:

I think a lot of love is used to score tennis

I personally think the winner is the one who is the hottest. 

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