from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to one of four competitions in a tournament, whose winners go on to play in semifinal competitions.
- noun A quarterfinal round.
- noun A quarterfinal match.
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- noun One of the four
competitionsin a knockout tournamentwhose winnersgo on to playin the two semifinals.
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- noun one of the four competitions in an elimination tournament whose winners go on to play in the semifinals
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"It's been surprise and excitement that Serena and Venus won the first and third major of the year, but disappointment they weren't able to play more and gotten their ranking up to play these matches later," says CBS analyst Mary Joe Fernandez, referring to the Serena-Henin quarterfinal and Venus-Henin semifinal.
The 500 will be decided Saturday in quarterfinal through final races.
The top-seeded Bruins routed Oregon State 79-47 and the fourth-seeded Wildcats topped Stanford 73-68 in quarterfinal action Thursday afternoon.
The second quarterfinal is between the Czech Republic-Slovakia, with the winner advancing to face undefeated Canada.
Roddick faces a stern test in quarterfinal opponent Johansson, who like Roddick is 22 and is one of the biggest servers on tour.
The third - and fourth-best U.S. women took on the Williams sisters in quarterfinal matches Tuesday afternoon on Centre Court, gave them a run for their money, extended them to three sets, matched them muscle for muscle for as long as they could hold up — and were summarily dismissed.
Notable: The winner of the USA-Spain quarterfinal will meet the winner of the France-Czech Republic series in the semifinals.
Defeated Czechoslovakia, 2-1, in quarterfinal replay
And I was at the men's quarterfinal, which is the day before the Federer one.
Canada goalie Marty Brodeur has called the quarterfinal "the suicide game."