double-break

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double-break (plural double-breaks)

  1. (tennis) In a set, an advantage equivalent to two breaks of serve.
    • 2012 June 28, Jamie Jackson, “Wimbledon 2012: Lukas Rosol shocked by miracle win over Rafael Nadal”, the Guardian:
      In the seventh game of the deciding set, one backhand came in at a thundering 99mph – this was followed by a lightening forehand return from Nadal's next serve to make it 30-love. A double-break would have left Nadal with no out-clause, but he clung on to pull the score back to 4-3.