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The score is 0 - 40, that is, the receiver needs one point to win (and "break" the serve), so he/she has three chances to score that point.

If the server wins the next point, the score is 15 - 40, and the receiver has two break points, or two chances left.

If the server wins again, the score is 30 - 40, and the receiver has one break point, that is, one chance to break service and win the game.

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