match point


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match point

Ophthalmology
In vision colorimetry, the mean of the statistical spread in values obtained with an anomaloscope for an individual or a class of individuals.

Sport medicine
In tennis, the final point needed to win the match
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The Spaniard saw three more match points come and go before Murray made no mistake when his chance came to wrap up an incredible victory.
He then saved two more match points to level at 9-9.
To his credit, he played on without fuss and saved the match point, but when a third presented itself immediately afterwards he had answer to Nadal's ferocious inside-out forehand.
But Monfils battled his way back into the contest before saving four match points in game 12 to set up another tie-break.
Dementieva saved two match points in the sixth game but then sent a wild forehand long to hand her old Moscow friend a famous win.
The turning point came in epic style: facing match point and having faulted on her first serve, Szavay confidently produced her first ace of the match on her second serve.
I've won some, but I've lost more than I've won,'' said Thacher, who fought off two match points during his four-game run to take a 6-5 lead in the third set.
Hannemann and Nygaard had their first match point at 14-13, and then had to stave off three match points by their opponents before getting another opportunity at 18 - 17.
Serving for the match a second time, he took the chance, clinching victory on his second match point.
However, he was broken while serving for the match at 5-3 in the second set, and dropped his first match point when Anderson belted a backhand winner cross-court a game later.
But in the Champions tiebreak, after saving one match point having missed one of their own, Marray and Nielsen kept their nerve to book their spot in the semi-final despite having played just six previous rankings tournaments in 2012.