In tennis when a team has no points, why is it called “love”?


For example, in a tennis game if the score is 20 to 0, they will say 20 - love? Why do they say love instead of just zero?



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"'Love' is generally taken as being derived from the French "l"oeuf", the egg, symbolising nothing. The term "love" can also be said to come from the English phrase "neither for love nor for money", indicating nothing."

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I think it's because the score is tied, or is at nothing, so the teams can still "love" each other because no one has scored yet.

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I think because when the score is even it is said for example 30-all, meaning that both teams have 30 points. People would say 30-"o" (as in zero) for 30 to nothing, so it was very confusing all and "o" (as in zero), since it sounds almost the same, they changed it to "love"

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