match point

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(tennis) the final point needed to win a match (especially in tennis)

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ANDY MURRAY MURRA was left shattered but elated after fending off five match points to beat Tommy Robredo in one of the most incredible matches of the Scot's career.
ANDY Murray was in no mood to downplay his Valencia Open title triumph after he fended off five match points to beat Tommy Robredo.
The Thai, ranked 96th in the world, saved a match point on her serve in the 12th game, forcing the tie-breaker which Qiang won 7/5 on the second match point.
The second seed saved two match points in the fourth set on his way to beating Gael Monfils from two sets down in a terrific quarter-final.
When play started again he saved the match point with a hefty first serve which Zemlja returned into the net tape.
Eighth seed Li looked well on course for the title as she led 6-4 4-0, and fashioned a match point on the Russian's serve at 6-5.
Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer saved five match points on their way to beating top seeds and four-time champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan 4-6, 6-4, 18-16 in 92 minutes on Thursday evening to advance to the quarter-finals of the ATP Madrid Open.
7 Berdych had himself squandered a match point when losing to Novak Djokovic on Monday, but today's change of fortune means he should have everything to play against Ferrer tomorrow.
She added: "It definitely helped me today when I was double match point down.
The Italian found herself facing defeat at one point but managed to fight off six match points to stay in the match.
But the Spaniard never knows when he is beaten -nor did Murray, having already saved one match point at 5-3 down in the final set.
And the French Open finalist was able to convert his second match point with a forehand winner.
It is frustrating, even if I won the second round here after being match point down," he said.
In a virtual carbon copy of her stunning fourth round win over top seed Maria Sharapova, Safina came back from a set and 2-5 down, and saved a match point, to beat compatriot Elena Dementieva 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-0.
After a bright start, the Scot's game appeared to crumble in the deciding set and he was left facing a match point on his own serve at 5-4.