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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Robredo then rescued a match point to take the final set to a tie-break, with both players looking to be on their last legs.
It was Robredo's turn then to rescue a match point against him and take the final set to a tie-break, with both players looking to be on their last legs.
The Belgian double-faulted one of his winning opportunities but secured the win on his fourth match point from a Coric return over the baseline.
Lu never recovered after being broken in the first game of the second set--mainly due to two double-faults--and Nishioka clinched victory on his second match point.
I'm not sure I have ever saved match point before in a slam.
Sharapova saved six match points at 4-5 down in the third set but the German held her nerve and won the seventh match point to enter into quarterfinals of the tournament.
After another rain delay on Friday, the match finally resumed but took a bizarre twist when, serving at 30-30, Dimitrov slipped over after launching a serve and, despite a valiant attempt to play his next shot on his knees, went match point down.
MARIA Sharapova saved a match point and defied a two-hour rain delay as she staged an extraordinary comeback to claim the Rome Masters title with a 4-6 6-4 7-6 (7/5) win over China's reigning French Open champion Li Na.
Qureshi and Rojer first had two match point opportunities at 9-7 in the third set super tie-break, then at 12-11 and 16-15 before converting their fifth chance at 17-16.
Tomas Berdych managed to save a match point before beating Janko Tipsarevic 2-6 6-3 7-6 to gain his first win of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 yesterday.
Finally Lisicki held for 7-6 and the pressure told on Li, who fired a forehand wide on the German's third match point.
Speaking about her hard fought victory, Schiavone said: "It's like every point is match point.