What Is The Difference Between Game, Set & Match in Tennis Markets

In tennis, we can breakdown the entire structure into three phases, game, set and match.  Sportsbet offers markets on all three phases.  Below is a breakdown of each phase and how they are scored.

Game – A game is scored by the following point system 15, 30, 40 and game. If the players are tied on 40 points each, we refer to this as 'deuce'.  When deuce occurs, to win the game a player must then win by two points.  

Set – A set is a collection of games that is played until one player reaches six games, with a lead of two games.  If players are tied on six games each in a set, we will commence a 'tiebreaker'. Tiebreakers are scored by single points e.g. one, two, three etc.  The first person to seven points (with a lead of two) will be deemed the winner of that tiebreaker and of the set.

Match – A match is played to the best of three or five sets.  Typically, we see Mens' championship tennis matches being played as a best of five sets and Womens' as a best of three sets.  However, this will be specified.

Below is a breakdown of the tennis scoring system within a single game:

  • 0 points = Love.
  • 1 point = 15.
  • 2 points = 30.
  • 3 points = 40.
  • 40-40 = Deuce.
  • Server wins deuce point = Advantage-In.
  • Receiver wins deuce point = Advantage-Out.

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