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According to Bill Kellogg - a committee member on the USA DAVIS CUP- the International Tennis Federation came up with another term to distinguish between a "match between nations" and the "individual match between the players". The term is a tie. For example USA vs France is a tie.
The term "rubber" is taken from other sports like cricket. Also used in Bridge to stand for 2 out of 3 games.

Rubber in tennis is the match between players. The dictionary definition says something like this: "a rubber is a deciding contest of 2 opponents who have previously won their same number of contests from each other."
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