Tiebreak (noun) [ tahy-brey-k ]
How do tiebreaks work in tennis?
A tiebreak is one of the few elements of a tennis match which can vary from across tournaments and leagues. This fact often causes confusion among players who are new to the game, so it’s important to learn how to play tiebreakers before you take part in your first match.
To understand how a tiebreak situation arises during a match, we need to refresh ourselves with how the basic tennis scoring system works.