am-320x50
ap-300x250.png
apst-300x250.jpg
aa-300x250.png
apst-300x250.jpg
ap-300x600
HomeMore Sports

Tennis

TennisArticlesBettingCoachingEquipmentGlossaryKick Serve TennisTennis GlossaryWhat Are The Quarterfinals In Tennis?What Do Ad And Advantage Mean In Tennis?What Does Game, Set, Match Mean In Tennis?What Does Let Mean In Tennis?What Does Love Mean In Tennis?What Is A Break Point In Tennis?What Is A Deuce In Tennis?What Is A Doubles Match In Tennis?What Is A Draw In Tennis?What Is A Drop Shot In Tennis?What Is A First Serve In Tennis?What Is A Flat Serve In A Tennis Match?What Is A Forehand In Tennis?What Is A Game Point In Tennis?What Is A Golden Set In Tennis?What Is A Golden Slam In Tennis?What Is A Grunt In Tennis?What Is A Lob In A Tennis Match?What Is A Lob In Tennis?What Is A Match In Tennis?What Is A Moonball In Tennis?What Is A National Tennis Ranking?What Is A Point In Tennis?What Is A Pro Set In Tennis?What Is A Return Of Serve In Tennis?What Is A Second Serve In Tennis?What Is A Serve In Tennis?What Is A Set In A Tennis Match?What Is A Set In Tennis?What Is A Slice In Tennis?What Is A Slice Serve In A Tennis Match?What Is A Smash In Tennis?What Is A Stroke In Tennis?What Is A Tennis Chair Umpire?What Is A Tennis Line Judge?What Is A Tennis Rally?What Is A Tennis Winner?What Is A Tie Break In Tennis?What Is A Tweener In Tennis?What Is A Volley In Tennis?What Is A Western Grip In Tennis?What Is An ATP Tennis Ranking?What Is An NTRP Tennis Rating?What Is An Umpire In Tennis?What Is Doubles In Tennis?What Is Mixed Doubles Tennis?What Is Poaching In Tennis?What Is Round Robin Tennis?What Is Set Point In Tennis?What Is The Semi-Western Tennis Grip?What Is an Ace In Tennis?Where Is The Service Line In Tennis?LessonsPlayersQuestionsRulesTennis CourtsTournaments
  1. Home
  2. Tennis
  3. What Does Game, Set, Match Mean In Tennis?

What Does Game, Set, Match Mean In Tennis?

What Does Game Set Match Mean In Tennis

"Game, set, match" is the phrase used by tennis players and officials to indicate that the final point of a match has been played. In a competitive tennis match, a player must win a minimum of 4 points with at least a 2-point advantage in order to win a game.

A player must win a minimum of 6 games with at least a 2-game advantage to win a set, and must win a minimum of 2 sets in order to win the match (3 in some cases).

apst-300x250.jpg

Table of Contents

am-300x600

Example of "Game, Set, Match"

POINTSSET 1SET 2SET 3
PLAYER A40635
PLAYER B30464

In the example above, Player A is one point away from winning the game in the third set. This is called match point. If Player A wins this game, the third set is over. As a result of winning that game, they would have won the set 6-4. In a two out of three set match, Player A wins the match if another game is won. If that were to happen, the official would say "game, set, match" to indicate that Player A officially won the match.

aa-300x250.png

  • aa-300x250.png
  • ap-300x250.png