Why tennis counts from 15?

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The score in tennis used to be counted on a clock; one point equals 15, two points 30, three points 45. However, after the introduction of deuce (40-40) and ads (ad-in, ad-out, three points was changed to 40 so that when the score was ad-in or ad-out, the hand would move to 50.

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I am not really sure, but the first point scored is 15 then 30, and 40.

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