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match point

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

match point

n (Tennis) → match point m inv
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The Lifesavers pulled away late in the fifth set, scoring four straight points to get to the 14-11 match point but Rachel Anne Daquis' kill and Alohi Robins-Hardy's two consecutive blocks on Fiola Ceballos forced a deuce.
The Briton, though, forced a break back of her own to level up at 3-3 and then again to serve for the match, only to fail to hold before finally delivering a second match point on Wang's double fault.
After serving an ace to bring up the first match point at 40-30 and 5-1, Williams (above, left) rolled her ankle and put a forehand into the net.
Williams had her first match point at 5-1 but, after being called for a foot fault on what appeared to be an ace, she jarred her left ankle and did not win another point on serve during the match.
"On match point, really?! The linesman lost the match for Williams.
Pliskova held grimly on, saving one match point in the seventh game and three more at 5-4 down, before racing through the next three games to complete the stunning triumph.
I think she just played lights out on match point, literally, hitting lines.
He then dropped his serve to love, and let another match point slip, in Medvedev's next service game, by netting a backhand.
Neither player broke serve in the final set and Norrie, who made it into the main draw as a lucky loser, served for the match at 6-5 up in the tie-break and lost a second match point on Isner's serve at 7-6.
Momentum, however, swung to Ateneo-Motolite side on a net touch violation by Pocari Sweat-Air Force followed by an ace by rookie Vanessa Gandler for the first match point, 26-25.
The McKiddies then served again for the match but match point was saved to make it 9-9.
The South African produced an astonishing fightback from two sets and a match point down to beat the eight-time champion 2-6, 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 3-11.