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break point

point of rupture (of supportive tissues/materials); see law, Hook's
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Despite coming back with a heavily taped left leg, Muguruza had a break point in the next game, only for Kvitova to unleash a stunning forehand shot to take it to deuce, and then hold with an ace to make it 4-2.
The contest lasted two hours and 12 minutes and saw Sharan and Ram convert two of six break point opportunities.
The 31-year-oldNadal, who will face Swiss Roger Federer or Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in Sunday's final, forced Cilic to save six break points in his first two service games.
Two misjudged drop shots from Konta offered Vekic another break point at 8-8 but she ballooned a return long off a second serve before watching an attempted pass hit the net cord and plop short.
Mannarino saved a break point in the next game with an ace and took a 2-0 lead.
A tetchy Williams was forced to defend another break point in the very next match but this time held firm.
When Murray double-faulted to offer up another break point in game eight, watching coach Amelie Mauresmo looked understandably concerned in the stands, but her charge clung onto make it 4-4.
He had a break point to make it 4–1 but Murray fought back and broke at the third time of asking to level it up.
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.
On a warm Friday in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 21-minute first set began with Soares, 32, serving first and fending off two break points before holding.
Del Potro broke again for a 4-1 lead when Federer blew a 40-0 advantage before tamely netting with a forehand from the baseline on break point.