In this video you will learn about the tiebreak in singles.
The tiebreak is a specific match situation designed to determine the winner of a set which becomes tied at 6-6 games each
To learn more about the rest of the scoring system in a tennis match, check out the video on scoring
At 5-5 games each, the set cannot be won until a player has one by two clear games, meaning the set would have to be won at 7 games to 5
However, if the game becomes tied at 6 games each, we enter a tiebreak, a game of 7 points with a two point lead
Note that points in a tibreak are scored simply as "1, 2, 3"
During a tiebreaker, player 1 will serve once from the right side of the court, also known as the 'deuce' side
The serve then switches to player 2 who starts on the left "ad" side of the court and serves twice, once from each side
Player 1 then serves twice starting from the ad court
Both players swap ends every 6 points
The tiebreak ends when a player reaches 7 points with a two point lead
If it's 6 all, one player should win two points consecutively to seal the set
Player 2 starts serving in the next set as the tiebreak was started by player 1
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