whats the logic behind changing sides

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  1. makhan10

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    after the 1st game in 1st set instead of two games and then after
    every two games
     
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  2. dima

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    Wind, sun, etc etc.
     
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  3. Vision84

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    Some courts are a bit uneven to. American hard courts can develop cracks so it just evens it out.
     
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  4. Squall Leonheart

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    I think his question was not about why players change sides, but why they change sides after every odd game rather than every even game.
     
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  5. superstition

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    I think it's because of sun. If Jake serves into the sun on his first service game then Allen has to serve into the sun on his first service game. It's a way of making the sun less of a factor in early match momentum.
     
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    they just want to be even with serving.
     
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  7. fastdunn

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    good question. i guess we can change sides every even game(sum) with no major problem.

    only thing i can think of now is that whoever serves 1st for a set, will receive 1st after the break... something like that.
     
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  8. Loco4Tennis

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    i am thinking that its because of the fairness issue, if your side sucks then the other player will find that out right away as well and the score will not get too out of hand by the time you switch when its just 1 game difference, after that point, both of the players know what to expect, but at the start no one really knows yet
     
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  9. jmsx521

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    It's so that the two players can find which side they prefer.
     
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    the freaking sun. yes another vote for the sun, other than that nothing really unless you are superstitious.
     
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    just in case you opponent is a vampire.
     
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  12. stormholloway

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    It seems like people can't read around here. Try reading this time then come back and give your smart ass answers.

    You switch after the first game so that no distinct advantage is maximized. If you're serving and your opponent is looking at the sun then you can easily go up a break.

    It's similar to the reasoning of serving just once to start a tie break. You can't win a tie break without getting a mini break. That's fair. Tennis is about holding serve.
     
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  13. JohnnyCracker

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    It seems stormholloway forgot to take his medication today. haha :lol: (I did read) :)
     
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  14. JohnnyCracker

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    It seems stormholloway forgot to take his medicine today. haha :lol: (I did read) :)
     
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