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The match in most tournaments consists of the best of 3 sets - the winner is the 1st player to win 2 sets. In some major men's tournaments, the match consists of the best of 5 sets - the winner is the 1st player to win 3 sets.

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Q: How many sets must a player win to win a match in tennis?
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