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There's a match in my pocket
And an ace up my sleeve
Yet I'm no magician
That you can conceive

I'm admired in New York
London and more
Yet I am no God
And love is a chore

You can set me on grass
Or mould me with clay
Yet all ties are broken
At the end of the day

What am I?

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You are:

Tennis

There's a match in my pocket / And an ace up my sleeve
Yet I'm no magician / That you can conceive

'match' and 'ace' are both common tennis terms

I'm admired in New York /London and more
Yet I am no God / And love is a chore

Major tennis tournaments occur in both cities. 'Love' is another tennis term, meaning 'no score,' which makes winning a game a bit of a chore.

You can set me on grass /Or mould me with clay
Yet all ties are broken/ At the end of the day

Tennis is played either on grass or clay. No tennis match ends in a tie. Furthermore, no game or set can end in a tie, all have rules for tiebreakers such as advantage, etc.

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  • $\begingroup$ Can you elaborate on why love is a chore, and "all ties are broken"? $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Jan 5 at 21:34
  • $\begingroup$ Added a bit more explanation $\endgroup$ – TwoBitOperation Jan 5 at 21:56
  • $\begingroup$ Great job - "set" is also a minor clue :) $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Jan 6 at 20:09

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