Andy Murray said the last two minutes of the match decided it. Novak Djokovic called it "another great match - another great performance from both of us."
Their battles are becoming epic dog fights and this one, in the round-robin stage of the ATP World Tour Finals at London's 02 Arena, went the way of the World No. 1 by 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Murray started like an express train, lost his way in the second set as Djokovic upped his game, had a break point chance early in the third, lost his own serve to go down 1-3, fought back to 5-5 and then, when the Serb was serving for the match, had two break back points which he failed to take.
The 17,800 people in this spectacular arena, many of them waving Union Jacks and Scottish flags and wearing tartan clothing, were left almost as breathless by all this as the players themselves.
This is a fairly quick indoor court so the rallies were not consistently as long as those seen when these two played out their incredible US Open final but, in th...