Andy Murray broke down in tears after coming back from a set down to beat Marius Copil to reach the quarter finals of the Washington Open.
Britains former world number one has been on the comeback trail after undergoing hip surgery in January and edged out his Romanian opponent 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 7-6 (7-4) in a match that finished at 3.02am local time.
The physically and emotionally gruelling contest clearly got the better of Murray, who sobbed into a towel at the end of the match.
The Scot could be heard audibly weeping after what feels like a milestone win in his road to recovery, with Murrays world ranking jumping around 450 places to No.374.
Murray has played some excellent tennis over the past few days, and now takes on Australian teenager Alex de Minaur in the quarter-finals – his first appearance in the last eight of any tournament in over a year.
After rain delayed action in Washington, Murray and Copil did not begin their match until midnight and there were only a handful of spectators still in the stadium by the end.
Murray dropped the first set despite taking a 5-0 lead in the tiebreaker, but fought back incredibly well to claim an important victory in the build-up to the US Open later this month.