1(In tennis and other sports) a point that if won by one contestant will also win the match.
More 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.
Definition of match point in:
- The British & World English dictionary