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post #18 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 07:38 PM
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Re: S.Q.T. (stupid question thread)

Originally Posted by SVK View Post
SQ #2...Why the scoring in a game is 15/30/40 and how it was created?
I can't remember the source but I remember reading somewhere that in the beginning they used to score matches using an analog clock. So the scored went 0..15..30..45..60(game). Soon they realized that they needed to make it so that a player can't win a game with just a one point difference and the scoring was modified to 0..15..30..40.(50).60(game). Later people started calling 40 all as deuce and 50 as adv.

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