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break·point

 (brāk′point′)
n.
1. or break point A point of discontinuity, change, or cessation.
2. Computers A point in a program at which operation may be interrupted for debugging purposes or manual intervention.
3. break point
a. A situation in tennis in which one more point is needed to break the opponent's serve.
b. The point awarded in such a situation.

break point

n
(Tennis) tennis a point which allows the receiving player to break the service of the server
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Williams, 32, started with two double faults, helping Ivanovic to three break point chances, but she saved them all and regrouped.
Del Potro had break point on the Djokovic serve at 2-2 only for the Serb to come up with a huge ace and hold before it was the turn of the Argentine to feel the heat.
Llodra saved two break points when serving at 4-3, finally closing the game out with the aid of a net-cord, and they forced a break point and set point on Troicki's serve.
The second set was a different story, though, as Murray netted to surrender his service on the first break point he and Huber had faced in the match.
Lacko saved yet another break point at the start of the third set, but it was only a matter of time.
Federer broke back to take the first set on a tie-break then gained an early advantage in the second set when a lucky bounce off the net cord helped him convert a break point.
Robredo recovered his composure in the third set and, after surviving a break point early on, he struck in the 10th game to give himself hope of pulling off an unlikely comeback.
Berdych had certainly settled down now and forced another break point with Murray serving for the set, but the Scot again held firm to come through.
Fish had lost just one service game at SW19 but that proved no obstacle to Nadal, who took advantage of his rival's move to the net on break point in the first game with a big forehand.
The first five games went with serve, but Murray gained an advantage in the sixth when, facing the first break point of the match, Djokovic put a forehand long to gift his opponent a 4-2 lead.
Verdasco held a break point at 5-5 but netted a volley, before Murray controlled the tiebreak, building a 6-2 lead before closing out the match by winning a protracted rally.
Murray won the next two games to serve for the set but it was Moodie who put himself in pole position by claiming triple break point and broke back when the Scottish teenager put a second serve well wide.