tie·​break | \ ˈtī-ˌbrāk How to pronounce tiebreak (audio) \

Definition of tiebreak

: tiebreaker a tennis tiebreak

Examples of tiebreak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After fighting back to force a first-set tiebreak, Fernandez got down a quick 2-0 in the breaker. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Following the pattern of her match against Osaka, Fernandez lost the first set to No. 16 seed and fellow left-hander Kerber, won the second in a tiebreak, and played a powerful third set. Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2021 The lone doubles contest of the day also came down to the super tiebreak. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Sep. 2021 Djokovic seized the third set tiebreak after Nadal hit a backhand drop shot and Djokovic raced forward to push the ball into Nadal’s forehand corner where the Spaniard hit a high return wide. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 11 June 2021 In the tiebreak, Fernandez earned a mini-break at 2-1 with a forehand return winner. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 In the tiebreak, Fernandez took a 5-1 lead before Kerber — the 2016 U.S. Open winner — managed to regroup. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2021 Krajicek and Johnson brought the eventual champions to a tiebreak twice in the finals match, but both times Granollers and Zeballos landed on top. Jayna Bardahl, The Enquirer, 23 Aug. 2021 Osaka made a litany of unforced errors in the tiebreak, and quickly dug herself into a significant hole. Alex Coffey, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of tiebreak

1970, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2021

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“Tiebreak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiebreak. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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