One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in tennis and other racket sports) a game in which a particular player serves.
- ‘Scott looks to be getting ready for a fifth set as he plays a disastrous service game, double-faulting at break point, 4-1.’
- ‘My first service game consisted of four double faults.’
- ‘The American saves a break point but seals his first service game with a strong serve.’
- ‘After dropping her opening service game, she rattled off six straight games to steal the first set 6-1 in 27 minutes.’
- ‘With the crowd cheering her, she had game points twice on her next service game, but double-faulted each time.’
- 1.1 A player's skill or style in serving.
service game/ˈsərvəs ɡām/
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