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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.


(Computer Science) computing
a. an instruction inserted by a debug program causing a return to the debug program
b. the point in a program at which such an instruction operates



a point at which a change can be made.
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She first saved a break-point at 30-40 with a backhand winner after doing all the running, and then held her serve with an ace.
For a set-and-a-half, Nadal, the top seed, failed to capitalize on 13 break-point opportunities.
Konta recovered well with a much more solid second set but Williams upped her game again in the third, seizing her only two break-point chances to wrap up a convincing win.
After two additional holds of serve, Mirza, 27, and Soares broke on their second break-point opportunity for a 3-1 lead.
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The six-time ATP World Tour Finals winner recovered from 15-30 in the ninth game to hold a slight lead, and upon producing a superbly timed forehand, forced a triple break-point, requiring just one as Ferrer produced an error on the backhand side.
He would not be denied for long, though, as dogged defence and a brilliant lob created a break-point opportunity which was duly taken.
Youzhny, a semi-finalist at Flushing Meadows in 2006, was slow out of the blocks, butRobredo failed to capitalise on two early break-point opportunities with the score at 1-2.
He converted two of five break-point chances as Federer won just 11 per cent of points on his second serve.
Williams, seeking her third US Open title and first in eight years, had to fend off a raft of break-point opportunities carved out by the world number 124 but always had enough in reserve as she posted a 6-4 6-2 win.
He threatened to undo all his good work in the eighth but Nadal wasted three break-point opportunities.