In tennis, a deuce is when a game is tied for the second time, and a truce is when the game is tied for a third time?
Look Bruce, there is never a truce in tennis, it's love or deuce at 40 all.
At any stage in a game where the score is level, it could be said to be 'tied'. The only true tie, is when a set in a match, other than in the final set, reaches 6 - 6 at which point the tie-break is played. 40 - 40 or deuce can happen for as long as it takes for either player to win the next two points - ie 40 - 40, Adv and then game.
I've never heard anyone use the term truce in a tennis match. I've been playing for 40 years.
"Deuce" does not mean the game is tied for the second time. It means the score has reached a tie game at 40-40 and two (i.e., "deuce," from Middle English "deus," meaning "two") successive points are needed for either player to win. As such, it does not change when the game becomes tied again because it's not counting times it has been tied. Once the set score has reached 5-5, the score is also ever more "deuce" whenever tied, meaning either player to win the match must win two successive sets. Example: love-love 15-love 15-15 30-love 30-30 40-30 deuce In the above game, it's not "deuce" when the game is tied for the second time. The game is tied for the second time at 30-30, the third time if you count love-love. It's not deuce until the game is tied for the fourth time. So, clearly, "deuce" isn't counting the times the game has been tied.
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