match point

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match point

noun

: a situation in tennis in which one player or team can win the match by winning the next point

: the final point that must be won to win a match in tennis

Full Definition of MATCH POINT

:  a situation (as in tennis) in which one player or side will win the match by winning the next point; also :  the point itself

Examples of MATCH POINT

  1. He won with an ace on his second match point.
  2. He won with an ace on match point.

First Known Use of MATCH POINT

1921

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