Throughout his career Roberto Bautista Agut had proved a problematic opponent for the best.
2016 was a phenomenal year for Andy Murray and Roberto who defeated Djokovic stood in his way of a third Masters 1000 in Shanghai but Murray added another Shanghai Masters to an incredible season!
A closely contested half an hour left the two level at 3-3 and at this point Murray began to flex his muscles before sealing some points at the net.
Ahead a break the Brit continued to be unbeatable at the net but when Murray was serving for the set the Spaniard continued to press back and broke the Brit.
A tie-break would then commence but it was straight for Murray who raced to a 6-1 lead and demolished a backhand return to take the opening set.
Breaks were traded between the two and the beginning of the second set but in the fourth game it was the British number one who raced to a 3-1 lead.
Murray quickly found a 5-1 lead following an incredible defensive recovery from Roberto’s lob to send the forehand the other side of the Spaniard and would serve for his 3rd title in Shanghai!
Andy proved too quick around the court and lightning fast at the net and sealed the match with a smash as he picked up a third title in Shanghai in what was and turned out to be hi best year on tour!