Most tennis matches end with handshakes. But Sunday's Shenzhen Open final between Spain's Tommy Robredo and Scotland's Andy Murray had an ending never before seen in the history of the game.
Having wasted five match points against the British No. 1 for the second time in as many months, Robredo decided to ditch the handshake routine. Instead, the Spaniard gave Murray the infamous double bird.
While the middle finger gesture is essentially a hostile and offensive gesture, Robredo's was anything but. This was his playful way of admiring a rival's superior skills, and it is exactly how it was taken – both by Murray and the press.
The match, which ended in a 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (8) win for Murray, was the season's longest three-set match on the ATP circuit. Of course, Robredo had the chance to close it in the second set tie break when he led 6-2, but Murray saved all the match points before winning that set and the next one to clinch the title.