Tennis is a famous game played all over the world and there are different rules for the single and doubles matches. There is a list of top-rated famous players in the world with their date of birth and birthplace.
Famous players in the world
- Date of Birth: 22 May 1987
- Birthplace: Serbia
- Date of Birth: 3 June 1986
- Birthplace: Spain
- Date of Birth: 8 August 1981
- Birthplace: Switzerland
- Date of Birth: 8 August 1938
- Birthplace: Australia
- Date of Birth: 12 August 1971
- Birthplace: Maryland
- Date of Birth: 6 June 1956
- Birthplace: Sweden
- Date of Birth: 7 March 1960
- Birthplace: Czechoslovakia
- Date of Birth: 2 September 1956
- Birth Place: Illinois
- Date of Birth: 16 February 1959
- Birthplace: Germany
- Date of Birth: 29 April 1970
- Birthplace: Nevada
Common rules for Tennis:
- If a ball is hit outside of the playing field, the offensive team loses a point and the defensive team gets to keep it.
- No player or team is allowed to touch the net or posts or enter the opposing team’s territory.
- It is forbidden for players or teams to use their racquets to carry or catch the ball.
- Repeated contact with the ball will result in a penalty.
- The rule states that players must wait until the ball is out of bounds to attempt a return.
- A player loses a point if they fail to return a live ball before it has bounced twice.
- If the ball makes contact with a player, that’s a foul.
- A warning is issued if the racquet is dropped or if foul language is used.
- Any ball that rolls within the boundaries is good.
- The receiver must wait for the serve to bounce before returning it.
Points of the game: Points are the smallest increment available. Love (0), 15 points, 30 points, 40 points, and a game.
Game: Each game is worth 4 points, and the winner is the first player to reach 4 points with a 2-point lead or greater.
Set: The first player or team to win six games in a set with a lead of at least two points is declared the winner of the set.
Advantage set: If the score reaches 6-6 in a set and the advantage set rules are implemented, the winning player or team must have a two-game advantage.
Match: Played over the course of three or five sets, a match is a traditional format.
Deuce: When the score is tied at 40-40, it’s called a “deuce.” Any player or team that wins two consecutive points is declared the winner of the game. If a player gains an advantage by winning a point but then loses the following point, the score goes back to being tied at two.
Tie-Break game: In the event of a 6-6 tie-in set that uses tie-break rules, the set will go to a decisive seventh game. It takes 7 points, or a two-point lead, to win a tie-breaker game. In a tie-break game, the serving order goes as follows: player 1 serves for the first point, player 2 serves for the next two points, player 1 serves for the next two points, etc.