Best of three (or five)

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What is the maximum number of sets in a match?

Best of three (or five)

Refers to the maximum number of sets in any match. In "best of three" matches, players need to win two of the three sets. In men's tennis, most matches are "best of five," i.e. a match finishes when a player has won three sets.

   

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