tie-breaker


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tie-breaker

A method of deciding the winner of a set that is tied (usually at 6–all) by playing a certain number of extra points.
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tie-breaker

[ˈtaɪˌbreɪkəʳ] tie-break [ˈtaɪˌbreɪk] n (Tennis) → tie-break m inv; (in quiz) → spareggio
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The tie-breaker was enforced after the teams played out a 1-1 draw after 50 minutes of regulation time at the Al Duhail Stadium on Friday.
They were in early trouble trailing 0-5, but did well to fight back and win the next four points only to see the fourth seeds Klaasen and Venus walk away with the tie-breaker 10-6 and ease into the quarter-finals where they will meet Paes and Cerretani today.
However, the young German managed to prevail in the tie-breaker as he aimed to repeat his singles win over Federer at the Hopman Cup last year, when all three sets were decided by tie-breakers.
A draw, on the other hand, will give Carlsen, Aronian and Wei, the youngest player to surpass the Elo 2700 rating at 17, the chance to tie So at the helm and necessitate a tie-breaker if they prevail.
But Djokovic showed why many consider him unbeatable at the moment, winning the tie-breaker seven points to five and walking away with a 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 victory.
This would see them finish in third ahead of the Slovaks, who they beat in their opening game, as when two teams are level on points the result of their match against each other is used as a tie-breaker before their overall record.
Muscat: Hamriya XI defeated RST Legend via tie-breaker to lift the title at the Gulf Exchange Gold Cup Football Tournament organised by Bangladesh Social Club (BSC), recently.
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Pakistan's Davis Cup star Yasir faced a stiff challenge from veteran Davis Cupper Nomi Qamar before cruising into the final after winning on super tie-breaker.
Victory would have sent Britain into the last four but they now need to beat China this afternoon to guarantee at least a tie-breaker.
Frenchman Monfils bravely rallied in the second set, and led 3-0 at one point before edging a tie-breaker 7-5.
The World Championships bronze medallist was one of the success stories for a European All-stars team who lost out to Team USA following a tie-breaker.