In tennis what’s a bagel?

In tennis, the word “bagel” is used to refer to when someone loses a set 6-0, and does not win any games at all in a set. So, if someone loses a set 6-0, then he or she is “bagelled”.

Here’s an example of the usage of “bagel” in tennis:

Using “bagel” In a Sentence For Tennis

"Yesterday Rafael Nadal beat Andy Roddick 6-0, 6-0.  He double 
bagelled Roddick, who did not win any games in 2 sets!"

Why the word bagel?

The reason the word bagel is used to refer to someone who lost a set without winning any games is simply because a bagel resembles the number “0”.

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