The Australian Open has been happening in Australia for the last few weeks.
Watched a very exciting match between Jelena Dokic and Dinara Safina last night.
But if there is one thing I don't understand about tennis, it is the scoring system.
Follow my logic for a moment:
When you win the first game, you score 15.
When you win the second, your score increases to 30.
(That kind of makes sense, since it's an increase in multiples of 15.)
But when you win the third, your score then increases to 40. (What happened to the multiples of 15?)
And finally, when you win the fourth, your score becomes 45.
(Now it utterly and completely does not make sense. How does a score increase by 15 twice, then 10, then 5? And why?)
Isn't it better to simply score 1, 2, 3 and then 4?
I don't understand.