(in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) the point that if won would enable the scorer or the scorer's side to win the match.
Duplicate Bridge. a scoring unit consisting of one point awarded to a partnership for each opposing partnership whose score they better on a hand and of one-half point for each opposing partnership whose score they equal.
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How to use match point in a sentence
Djokovic was about to go quietly in the third set, as Medvedev served for match point, up 5-2.Novak Djokovic Fell Short of a Grand Slam. All That Winning Could Be Too Much to Ask | Sean Gregory | September 13, 2021 | Time
Djokovic held to make it 5-4, and Medvedev again double-faulted on match point, to make it 40-30 on the next game.Novak Djokovic Fell Short of a Grand Slam. All That Winning Could Be Too Much to Ask | Sean Gregory | September 13, 2021 | Time
But on match point Nadal nailed an up-the-line forehand that landed close to the line and was called in.
That last possibility underscores what might be the match point for Oscar: experience.
At deuce the great one double faults to reach match point for a third time.
Go after every point as though you were down match point and had to win it.Squash Tennis | Richard C. Squires
British Dictionary definitions for match point
sport the final point needed to win a match
bridge the unit used for scoring in tournaments
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