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break point

point of rupture (of supportive tissues/materials); see law, Hook's
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He saved five break points in his first game of the fourth set but Murray broke him at the next opportunity to go 2-1 in front.
A tetchy Williams was forced to defend another break point in the very next match but this time held firm.
The Serb got another break point and this time he took it to move into a 5–3 lead.
In the decider, Nadal had to brilliantly save a break point in his first service game, but broke in the fifth game, only to immediately drop his serve twice in a row.
Pushed to the wall, the Scot saved four break points in his first two service games of the third set, and winced with pain after reaching for a low ball, laying a hand on his lower back.
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.
The Olympic champion forced a break point as early as the third game but was unable to convert that opportunity.
Ferrer will be wondering what if after converting just one out of 10 break point chances, but has another opportunity to himself qualify for the knock-out phase when he takes on Janko Tipsarevic on Saturday.
The sixth-ranked Ferrer lost his fourth Barcelona Open final to Nadal, who saved 12 of 15 break points for a 34th straight victory at Barcelona.
Berrer improved in the second set, forcing two break points only to see the world number four swat them both away.
But the Serb was back on level terms for 1-1 with a break back before fighting off four break points on his next serve to hold for 2-1.
On their way to winning the match in 75 minutes, the Asian team played near perfect tennis as they were never a break point down on their serve, but themselves set up three break points.