Andy Murray has lost the Shanghai Masters final,defeated 7-5 6-7 3-6 by Novak Djokovic in a pulsating final.
The Scot came out on top in an enthralling first set but lost the second in an epic tie-break. Djokovic then completed his comeback in the third, breaking Murray twice in what was a thrilling match that saw both players give their all.
In the first set Murray, fresh from defeating Roger Federer in the semi-final, was showing the form that had seen him make his major breakthrough against Djokovic to win the US Open last month. Despite having lost an early break he had rallied to take a set that saw seven breaks of serve.
in the second, the Scot moved up a gear, and looked to be heading for a straight sets victory at 5-4. Murray then had five championship points but failed to get over the line before Djokovic roared back from the brink of defeat to clinch the second set in a 13-11 tie-break.
With the momentum firmly behind him, the Serb wore down a determined Murray to hand him his first defeat in 13 matches in Shanghai. Serving to stay in the match at 3-5, Murray saved two championship points, but could not stop Djokovic from taking a title that had been his for the last two years.