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MGM·Lion BS: What is a 'bagel' in tennis (14) RE: BS: What is a 'bagel' in tennis 23 Jun 16


My recollection is that umpires have always said "Advantage" in full, but some commentators used to shorten it to "'Vantage"; and even, long ago to "Van". There was even a school of thought who would say "Van in" for server's, or "Van out" for receiver's, advantage. I remember a sketch in an old Charlie Chester radio programme "Stand Easy" at end of wwii on the old BBC Home Service, based on misunderstandings about "Driving the van in" -- SOHs weren't always as sophisticated as those of today!


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