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  • Nadal secured the third and final set with a netside counter-riposte on Ivanonavov that allowed Roddick to slip a looping ground stroke past the momentarily stunned defenseman and up the middle, where freshly rotated back players Prokotoftin and Tjuk collided, missing the rebound.

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  • In fencing, you would say McCaine performed a counter-riposte.

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  • "'... when he came to see us in England my father and I gave him some lessons: it was riposte, counter-riposte, parry or tierce all through that summer; but at least he survived.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 183

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