World number two, Andy Murray claimed his first China Open title with a 6-4 7-6 victory over Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov.
The Beijing title was Murray’s fifth title of an excellent season, taking his career tally to an impressive 40.
The Scot set the tone for Sunday’s final by breaking Dimitrov’s serve in the first game of the match, and he remained untroubled for the rest of the opening set, taking it after 52 minutes.
The contest looked to be heading towards a swift conclusion when Murray broke Dimitrov midway through the second set, but the top seed faltered while serving for the title at 5-4- dropping his serve to love.
The Olympic champion would however not be denied, raising his game in the tie break to seal the title.
In the women’s final, Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska was ruthless in a 6-4 6-2 dispatch of Britain’s Johanna Konta.
The world number three was at her creative best against Konta, mixing up length and pace to deprive her opponent of any rhythm.
Radwanska committed just eight unforced errors on her way to claiming a 20th career title.