Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were locked in a close and a tense battle for the crown in Shanghai. Both screamed, wrecked their racquets, huffed and puffed before the Serb finally managed to edge ahead.
A look at why we think their heart's deserve a break (and so do our ears). (AFP and AP images)
Andy Murray screams after losing a point against his Serbian opponent. The scoreline finally showed 5-7, 7-6 (13/11), 6-3 which reflected on a close battle.
The Briton lets his racquet bear the brunt of his frustration on this occasion.
While passion was in no short measure here, anger and frustration was present in equal measures.
Not to be outdone, Djokovic allows his power to come down hard on his own racquet as well. This after Murray, 25, made what proved to be the crucial breakthrough in the 11th game, recovering from 0-40 to break for a 6-5 lead.
Fate had very little role to play as both players showed similar emotions at losing points. It was evidently clear that a win meant the world to both players.
From here, only one man could have walked out smiling.
And so Shanghai saw a new champion as Djokovic avenged his US Open defeat and walked away with the top-honour.