Think of the 'Apples' and 'North Wests' among us. Love and Forty's names are a not-so-subtle homage to the point scoring system in tennis which says "Love" is equivalent to 0 and "40" denotes 3 points in the game. For instance, a tennis game where the score is 0-0 would be termed "love-love".
I love that their names are Love and Forty and they only play tennis once and there’s absolutely zero mention of tennis otherwise lol — Amanda Rae (@manndaraee) December 26, 2019
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Joe's nickname given by Forty is most likely a reference to The Great Gatsby, in which the titular character also refers to Nick as "Old Sport." Forty and Love are named after tennis scores, in which forty is game point and love refers to being scoreless, symbolizing their parents inherit favoritism of Forty over Love.
Basically, the scoring for tennis is super wonky. Each player starts at zero, but they call it love. So if the score is zero-zero, it's actually love-love. The games only go up to forty, hence ...
However there is actually a different meaning behind the names. They're both terms used to score a tennis match. The game of tennis is scored differently than most other sports. "Love" is a term for "zero." When a game begins it starts at love-love. Then it goes from love, 15, 30 and then, 40.
You win the first point: 15-love; You win the second point: 30-love; You win the third point: 40-love; Your win the fourth point: you win the game; Your friend is now serving for the second game, so they’ll call out their serve first this time. You win the first point: love-15; You win the second point: love-30; Your friend wins the third point: 15-30
YOU season two proved incredibly popular after the series arrived on Netflix on Boxing Day. Now, ahead of season three the true meaning behind Love and Forty Quinn's unusual names has been revealed.
For the uninitiated: Each game in tennis is scored in a unique way. In fact, "love" is the term for "zero"—as in a game technically begins with a score of "love-love," though you won't often ...
In the USTA rule book (but not the ITF rules), there is the following comment: " 'Zero,' 'one,' 'two,' and 'three,' may be substituted for 'Love', '15', '30', and '40.' This is particularly appropriate for matches with an inexperienced player or in which one player does not understand English."