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break point

point of rupture (of supportive tissues/materials); see law, Hook's
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Zimonjic was broken in the first game, France taking their fourth break point, and the away side were rarely troubled on serve.
A couple of errors from Stosur then gave Murray and Huber two rare break points on the formidable Bryan serve and, though the Scot went long on the first, he produced a bne return on the second to seal the game.
Lacko stuck to his task and saved three break points in his next service game, but was unable to force a break point as the Scot served out to take the set 6-3.
Berdych saved two break points but not the third, and the British number one then found some big serves just when he needed them to save three break points and move 3-0 ahead.
Fearing it was slipping away, Nadal won two break points with a drop shot before Fish hit a volley into the net to go 2-1 down.
A break for 2-0 and two break points saved in the next game gave Verdasco a 3-0 lead in the second set and, although Murray recovered the break in the seventh game, Verdasco broke once more for 5-3.
Wang offered some resistance in the fifth game as Hrbaty required seven break points to clinch it before then serving out.
Murray's temper showed signs of fraying as Ljubicic edged ahead again at 3-2, but he held and then forced a break point, set up by a delightful lob.
The world number 58 appears to thrive on the grandest stage and won 84% of points on his first serve yesterday afternoon as the opening set went to a tie-break, Djokovic failing to take his only break point.
3 finally took a break point at the 11th time of asking early in the second and from there he kept Berdych at arm's length to win 3-6 6-3 6-4.
Murray then saved Gasquet's first break point in the next game to go 5-3 ahead and then created a set point in the next.
Murray, chasing his third title of the season, looked solid in the opening set, never ceding even a break point as he cantered to the opener on the back of a lone break of his opponent.