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It's French Open time again and time to hear "egalite" my favorite French word!

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If I remember well, you (or someone alse) made the same thread one year ago
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Well said Five.

And yes Viva, it was me who started an "Egalite" thread last year as well. I've done this for a couple years now at MTF and WTA World during the French Open.

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Parita! And not forgetting the inimitable Iguales.

BTW, has anyone noticed that the French for deuce isn't standardised? Sometimes it's egalite, other times it's quarante... un?? (apologies French speakers, that's me trying to spell it phonetically).

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BTW, has anyone noticed that the French for deuce isn't standardised? Sometimes it's egalite, other times it's quarante... un??
Quarante A.
I guess it comes from "40 all" ="Quarante partout" (the chair umpire doesn't say "quarante partout", it's not an official call, but it's in general another way to say "40A" or "Égalité" in French).

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Parita! And not forgetting the inimitable Iguales.

BTW, has anyone noticed that the French for deuce isn't standardised? Sometimes it's egalite, other times it's quarante... un?? (apologies French speakers, that's me trying to spell it phonetically).
Not sure whether I have spelt it correctly, but it is "quarante-all" i.e. 40/40. I think that is what they say the first time a game reaches deuce, and then any other time after that it is called "egalité"

Still not quite sure why they do that

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It's 40A. It means 40-40. We say 30A and 15A as well. Why do we say that? I have no idea.
But we keep saying it.
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"quarante-A"
I dont know if its a rule which only applies to french tournaments but it seems to me that for the first Deuce/Égalité, they say 40 all/quarante-A instead. For the 2nd, 3rd/etc. one they say Égalité.

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Ah, I getcha. I think a glossary of all tennis scores and umpiring phrases in several languages would come in handy, the umpires themselves must use something similar when they have to go from Rome to Hamburg and suchlike. And as has been mentioned on this board in the past, the ones who chair matches at Polish tournaments really have their work cut out for them....

Actually, scratch that: just a tape recording of Mohamed Lahyani saying those phrases in all the different languages would be enough. You haven't lived until you've heard him say "fifteen-forty!!!" with an obviously mirthful tone.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

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Originally Posted by Sjengster
Parita! And not forgetting the inimitable Iguales.

BTW, has anyone noticed that the French for deuce isn't standardised? Sometimes it's egalite, other times it's quarante... un?? (apologies French speakers, that's me trying to spell it phonetically).
Yes! I am always highly confused by this inconsistency.

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In fact, I've just realised that it wasn't the "40-A" that was confusing- I already assumed it was an abbreviation of "all". It's the fact that they just pick whichever one they feel like saying at the time that I don't get.


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Not sure whether I have spelt it correctly, but it is "quarante-all" i.e. 40/40. I think that is what they say the first time a game reaches deuce, and then any other time after that it is called "egalité"
Still not quite sure why they do that

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Am surprised Sjengster that you did not know that.

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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It's French Open time again and time to hear "egalite" my favorite French word!
Am guessing you don't know too many french words.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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Grand Slam, 29-May-78



R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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I'm not sure it's a rule, here's what the official booklet from the FFT says:
"Annonces pendant la partie: quinze-zéro, zéro-quinze, trente-zéro, zéro-trente, quarante-zéro, zéro-quarante, quinze-A, quinze-trente, trente-quinze, quinze-quarante, quarante-quinze, trente-A, quarante-trente, trente-quarante, égalité, avantage _______, jeu ________".
http://www.fft.fr/competitions/arbit...0questions.pdf
They don't mention "quarante-A", I think you can also say "Égalité" the first time a game reaches deuce.
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