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tie-break

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Tennis a method of deciding quickly the result of a set drawn at six-all, usually involving the playing of one deciding game for the best of twelve points in which the service changes after every two points
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He showed miraculous court coverage to hook a mind-boggling forehand winner past Djokovic to take a 5-3 lead in the tiebreak and when Djokovic netted a return it brought up three match points.
Wawrinka maintained the upper hand in the tiebreak to take the game into a fifth and final set,
5 points, edging out second-placer Woman International Master (WIM) Mila Zarkovic of Serbia on tiebreak.
Vietnamese GM Dao Thien Hai, who trounced Indonesia's Yoseph Theolifus Taher, settled for the runner-up honors with a 36-point tiebreak score.
With the matches reduced to a sudden death championship tiebreak in place of a third set, the Midlanders were unlucky when first pair Luisa Cowper and Leyla Ogan lost to the first and second pairs, both on the deciding tiebreak.
But it all went wrong from there as Gulbis took the second via a tiebreak and quickly followed up in the third.
Despite reportedly not being at his best, the Serb kept his nerve to comfortably win the tiebreak after losing the first set and failing to serve out for the match at 5-4 in the third set.
But they regrouped quickly, breaking early in the super tiebreak before holding their nerve to see it out 10-7.
Tsonga took the tiebreak and Federer had to refocus quickly.
I was a bit unlucky on Monday but I got luckier here," Berdych, who lost a final set tiebreak against world No.
There was nothing to separate the players in an enthralling first set in which both were rock solid on serve but Nadal edged the tiebreak to move ahead.
Murray saved two match points as he came from 5-3 down in the final set to force a deciding tiebreak but Nadal snatched it 8-6 to dash Murray's hopes of ending the season on a massive high.