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Why is it called 40-40 Deuce? Deuce. French pops up in a few tennis terms, including this one. When a game is at the 40-40 mark and a player still needs to win by two clear points, then it goes to deuce. It comes from the French word deux de jeux, meaning two games (or points in this case). How does a deuce work in tennis? When the score gets to 40-40, it is known as ‘deuce’.
The score in a tennis game progresses from love to fifteen to thirty to forty to game. If both players achieve forty then it’s called a deuce. Why is 40-all called Deuce? Players can be tied at 15 and at 30, but not beyond; 40-all is deemed “deuce” because it is a “deux du jeu” — two points away from winning the game.
The player that wins a point at 40-40, or deuce, gets advantage. Why is it called love in tennis? At the beginning of the game, when both sides have no score, the game is love-love because in tennis, love means having a score of zero or nil. Others theorize that love arose from the French word for “egg,” l'oeuf, because a zero on a ...
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