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Definition of match point in English:


1(In tennis and other sports) a point which if won by one of the players or sides will also win them the match: he saved all three match points
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  • 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(In duplicate bridge) a unit of scoring in matches and tournaments: a convincing margin of 54 match points
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  • 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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