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I watch Wimbledon most years but still get confused re the rules- help!

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ilikeyoursleeves Wed 24-Jun-09 16:35:18

I usually get the gist of it by the time it finishes but it still really confuses me. blush Can anyone give me a quick and simple guide to the scoring system? Thanks

FAQinglovely Wed 24-Jun-09 16:37:28

ok what do you want to know?

FAQinglovely Wed 24-Jun-09 16:40:46

this help?

ilikeyoursleeves Wed 24-Jun-09 16:40:52

Just really how the scoring system works, how the points go up and how it then turns into someone winning a game or a set etc... And what deuce means etc. Sorry I am thick!

elliepac Wed 24-Jun-09 16:43:15

hope this makes sense.

Points go as follows
0
15
30
40
win
Player has to win by one more point than the other.

Only situation this is different is if score reaches 40 -40. This is called deuce. They then play two more points.

Advantage
win

However, if you get to advantage then los next point it goes back to deuce until someone wins 2 straight points.

Wimbledon has 5 sets in a men's match and 3 sets in a womens. You must win a set by 2 games having won either 6/7 games ie 6-4 or 7-5.

If it reaches 6 games all, it then goes to a tie break game where the first to get to 7 points with a 2 point gap wins. However tiebreaks go on until there is a 2 point gap, no deuce like in normal game so it could go up to 13 - 11 for example.

To win a match you must win 3 sets in a mens match and 2 in a women's

Only other thing i can think of is that in the final set there is no tie break you just keep going until someone has a 2 game lead.

Phew, too much brain power used there. Need a lie down grin

Hope it makes sense.

ilikeyoursleeves Wed 24-Jun-09 16:44:07

Aha FAQ thanks! That makes it clearer now

ilikeyoursleeves Wed 24-Jun-09 16:45:39

Thanks elliepac! Hope you are recovering well from all that mental exertion I can now watch big Fed knowing the rules for once yay!

elliepac Wed 24-Jun-09 16:46:15

balls, all that typing and all i needed to do was link. bugger. grin

wem Wed 24-Jun-09 16:46:38

Blimey, just tried to type it out and it's so confusing down in black and white. I can't remember learning the rules to tennis, it's so weird when you think about it isn't it?

FAQinglovely Wed 24-Jun-09 17:10:49

elli - I started typing and then as I was watching the tennis on the BBC website realised it had the help thing on there grin

FAQinglovely Wed 24-Jun-09 17:13:21

elli - I started typing and then as I was watching the tennis on the BBC website realised it had the help thing on there grin

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