a deuce 6:6 in games [tennis terminology]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by RafaelX, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. RafaelX Senior Member

    "If there is a deuce 6:6 in games, there is a tie-break."

    Does it sound natural? A deuce 6:6 in games? Or should I change it somehow...?
  2. pob14 Senior Member

    Central Illinois
    American English
    I think - for tennis specifically - they say "the set is tied at 6 [games]-all." I believe the "games" is optional. I think "deuce" is only used for the score of an individual game.
  3. RafaelX Senior Member

    Well, I've already changed the sentence, and now it's "When there is a tie-break in a set, how many successful strokes does a player need to make in order to win the set?" - would that sound smooth to your ear pob14?

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