match point


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match point

n.
The final point needed to win a sports match, especially in tennis.

match point

n
1. (General Sporting Terms) sport the final point needed to win a match
2. (Bridge) bridge the unit used for scoring in tournaments

match′ point′


n.
1. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) a situation in which the next point scored could decide the winner of the match.
2. the winning point itself.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.match point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)match point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
point - the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest; "he scored 20 points in the first half"; "a touchdown counts 6 points"
Translations

match point

n (Tennis) → match point m inv
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The two had met in the semi-finals of the Brisbane International last year, and the Russian had held one match point during her loss to Muguruza.
Bouchard broke Bogdan to 6-5 and then converted her second match point.
Serving at 7-8, the German saved a third match point before Halep finally converted on the fourth when the German sent a ball long.
A wildly unpredictable match veered one way, then the other, before Halep finally broke Kerber's resistance to claim victory on her fourth match point when her exhausted opponent fired a backhand over the baseline.
This block contains set-in seams, indicated by match point dots in the diagrams.
Loftus athlete Drinkhall started the tournament in Magdeburg well by winning his group, seeing off Brian Afanador of Puerto Rico 4-1 (12-10, 9-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-5) and Benjamin Brossier of France in a tight match which went the distance before Drinkhall won 4-3 (11-3, 11-13, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 8-11, 12-10) on his second match point.
The Spaniard battled back from a set down and saved a match point in the deciding tie-break yesterday to beat world No.
TENNIS: FRENCH OPEN SIMONA HALEP did not realise she saved a match point as she completed one of the French Open's best comebacks to reach the semi-finals.
We will make hopefully the right decisions in terms of our squad, starting XI, bench, so that we will be able to use our match point.
We are aware this is a match point, a match point at home, a match point against Fulham, where I think we have the chance to correct something when we think about the first game which we played against them.
However, the British pair kept on fighting, and saved another match point before winning a break to make it 4-5.
Treat Huey and partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus fought off a match point to turn back their fancied opponents and make the second round of the French Open men's doubles.