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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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Signs Murray's service game had become disrupted were early in coming in the third, as Djokovic created three break-points in the third game, taking the second break chance and then holding his serve for a 3-1 lead.
Nadal took the next game and he had a great chance to level the scores up at 3-3 when he earned four break-points on Murray's serve, but the Scot dug deep to win the game and take a 4-2 advantage.
Fortunately Rebound Ace is a medium-paced terrain so this season's break-points stats should measure up pretty well with players' 2005 averages.