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tie-break

, tie-breaker
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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In the tie-break, Pouille was superb even though Krajinovic saved two match points.
He then defeated Fedoseev 2-0 in a two-game tie-break after a three-way tie with the Russian and Ian Nepomniachtchi at 10.
A deciding tie-break was required but a drop shot from Novak which hit the net to give Edmund the mini-break and he won 7-6 (7/2) 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/3).
Their slots went to the two players next in line, untitled 15-year-old Maghsoodloo Parham of Iran and GM Lalith Babu of India, who finished in an eight-way tie with six points each but had the better tie-break with more wins.
That took the match into a champions tie-break and Murray and Zimonjic won that 10-8.
Both the players held their serves till 5 games all, when Abid again broke Yasir's serve to serve for the match at 6-5, however Yasir broke back to take the set into the tie-break.
Clemente defeated Nasser Khonji 2-6, 6-1, 10-4 in super tie-break to seal his place in the title match, while Alasfoor handled Ahmed Dhaif 6-1, 6-2.
No quarter was given in the third set, which saw Djokovic spurned three break points, but the six-time grand slam champion prevailed in the tie-break putting him on course for a second final at the All-England Club.
The Scot was pushed to the limit by the world No 26, saving five set points in a marathon first set tie-break which he eventually won 13-11.
SERBIA needed a champions tie-break in the deciding mixed doubles rubber to beat Australia after Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat to Bernard Tomic in the Hopman Cup in Perth.
Bhupahti and Bopanna made the perfect start as they took the first set in a tie-break, but an epic second set lasting 56 minutes went to Belarus's Mirnyi and Canada's Nestor after another tie-break.
And now he will also have a doubles medal after he and Robson pulled off victory in a match tie-break, going through 6-1 6-7 (9/7) 10-7.