Definition of match point in English:

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match point

Pronunciation: /ˈmaCH ˌpoint/


1(In tennis and other sports) a point that if won by one contestant will also win the match.
Example sentences
  • She made 24 unforced errors in the first set and benefited from a controversial line call in the tie-break to save a match point.
  • She double-faulted on her first match point, but won on her next when her opponent's backhand went long.
  • Serving for her first place in the semi-finals of the French Open in 11 years, she tensed up, double-faulted and blew a match point.
2 (matchpoint) (In duplicate bridge) a unit of scoring in matches and tournaments: a convincing margin of 54 matchpoints
More example sentences
  • The winners of each score two match points and another two match points are scored by the pub with the higher total game point score over the four tables.

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Syllabification: match point

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