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Tiebreaker

A random character assigned to a matchcode to prevent duplicate codes. This is important when matchcodes are derived from personal information such as addresses or zip codes in which repetitions are probable. A tiebreaker is also called a unique character.
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Murray led 4-1 in the deciding-set tiebreak but Nadal would simply not be denied and he thumped a forehand winner to take the tiebreak 8-6 and clinch his place in the final against either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.
And from a position of 4-7 down in the tiebreak, the boys found their form and took six consecutive points, to take a 10-7 win, and the boys Road to Wimbledon Doubles title!
She clawed her way back from the 3-0 deficit to take the tiebreak 7-4, and broke Sharapova in the third game of the final set when the Russian double-faulted.
Baghdatis broke Malisse in the 11th game to take a 6-5 lead but the Belgian broke back to force a tiebreak.
"I knew on serve (in the tiebreak) I had the chance to close it out and I did.
But Stavrou and Foster held their nerve, and managed to win on a tiebreak 12-7 2-10 2-0 to clinch a place in the semi-finals - though Greenslade was desperately unlucky not to get the equalising shot with the last bowl of the match.
Del Potro took the first set on a tiebreak, after neither player dropped serve.
AL KHUNIZI brothers Hassan and Hussain advanced to the Super Doubles final in the Gulf Marcom Summer Tennis Championship, after defeating Nasser Khonji and Yousuf Al Goud 6-1, 4-6, 10-8 on super tiebreak.
Dementieva gave a better account of herself in the second, rallying from 2-0 down and then matching her opponent blow for blow until the tiebreak, in which Williams was always in control.
"The first tiebreak had been so long that I was just trying to take things point by point," she said.
SEATTLE - Down match point on two occasions that would have ended the season for Washington's women's tennis team, sophomore Dinka Hadzic battled back and earned a third-set tiebreak victory over Davina Mendiburu, instead ending Oregon's season 4-3 in the second round of the NCAA Championships.
In January, the ATP, introduced a system at tour level tournaments where the third set of a match was replaced by a tiebreak.