If you wind up tied at six, you play a tiebreaker (which we'll go over shortly). There are a variety of point values in each tennis game. Now, let's go into the nuances of each tennis game. In addition to winning or losing a game, players can also win or lose points during a game.
First, there is the issue of serving. If you win the first two games of a set, then the third must be served. If you win the first two games of a match, then the third and fourth games must be served. On a serve, the server gets one chance to hit the ball past the opponent's court and into the deuce court. If the server misses the ball, it is called a "fault." The player who received the serve then has the opportunity to return the ball. They get two chances to do so, and so on. A player cannot receive the ball twice in a row. When a player uses all their chances and the other person still has matches left to play, they win the game. However, if the player out of opportunities loses the game, then they lose that game.
After the third game is served, the player who won the second game may choose to take advantage and attempt to win the third game without serving. If they do so, they will need only one chance instead of two to win the game.
When the game score in a set is 6-6, a tennis tie-breaker is played. At this moment, the set will be decided by a 7-point tie-break. This implies that the tie-breaker is won by the first player to attain 7 points. If the tie-breaker score reaches 6-6, a player must win by 2 points to win the tie-break.
In other words, a player wins a tie-breaker by making his or her opponent miss more shots than they make themselves.
The player who leads most games of a set decides which court they want to use for the tie-breaker. They can choose any court they have not already used during that set. The lead player starts on their own side of the court and takes five steps forward. Then they call out "tennis," and the opposing player does the same. After this, each player has 5 minutes to take as many shots as they can before moving onto the next shot. There are several rules about what can happen on a missed shot, but usually it's best if the ball goes over the net into play on the opposite side of the court.
Players should avoid hitting the ball directly at their opponents while they are taking shots. This could cause them to make errors which would then give their opponents more opportunities to win points. Players also cannot touch the ball with any part of their body except their racket handle or finger tips. Finally, players are allowed one legal return of serve.
A tiebreak is a unique game that is used to determine the winner of a tie between two tennis players. When a set is knotted at 6 games apiece, the tiebreak begins, and the first player to score seven points wins the tiebreak and the set. If two players are tied at 6-points apiece, the first to win by a 2-point margin wins. The match can also be decided by a third tiebreaker known as "the sudden-death rule." This occurs if both players remain tied after five sets.
There are several methods that can be used to gain advantage in a tiebreak. A player can try to go for low percentage shots (i.e., wide open volleys or half-volleys) in order to give themselves a better chance of winning the next point. They can also try to upset their opponent by hitting hard off the back foot or going for winners rather than unforced errors. Finally, a player can try to avoid long rallies by taking short balls early in the rally. All of these strategies are useful tools for a player to use in trying to gain an edge in a tiebreak.
The way a tiebreak is played depends on who has won most points in the set. If it's been tight, then the player who has won more games does not get a free ride into the breaker. Instead, the server must continue to play until they lose their serve. If servers are still tied after a full service sequence, then the breaker is over and we move on to the next set.