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set point

n.
The point needed to win a set, as in tennis.

set point

n
1. (Tennis) tennis squash badminton a point that would enable one side to win a set
2. (Squash & Fives) tennis squash badminton a point that would enable one side to win a set
3. (Badminton) tennis squash badminton a point that would enable one side to win a set

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n.
Tennis. the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer's side to win the set.
[1925–30]

set point

- One's set point (for happiness) is a genetically determined level of happiness, to which one returns after positive or negative emotional experiences.
See also related terms for positive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.set point - (tennis) the final point needed to win a set 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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All set points and readings in between can be done remotely.
The first five games went with serve until the Czech edged ahead by instigating a run of four straight breaks of serve as Wozniacki staved off three set points in the 10th game to stay alive in the set and eventually force a tiebreak.
Murray saved seven set points in an extraordinary tiebreak on his way to his 72nd win of the season - a new personal best - and his 18th straight win.
6 degrees), a set point for salt level in the blood, and other homeostatic (steady-state) set points that are important for maintaining stable functions throughout life.
I was so lucky, after saving set points in the third set," he said.
1 Djokovic, who saved two set points in the second set, it was the perfect way to end another stellar season as undefeated champion with $1,760,000.
Chela was simply not missing from the baseline, but the British number one dug deep to retrieve one break before saving two set points on his own serve, the second with a superb dinked backhand.
There was a big twist to come, though, as the Scot missed two set points on his own serve, another on Chela's and was then broken for the second time in a row as the 31-year-old made it 5-5.
Both fixed and adjustable set points are available.
He had to come from a break down and later save two set points in the second but romped through a tie-break to win 6-3 7-6 (7/1).
After an hour-and-16-minute rain delay, Nadal in fact showed no ill effects and earned two set points at 5-4, his first break points of match.