Novak Djokovic has secured his fifth China Open title after thrashing Tomas Berdych in straight sets in Beijing.
The world number one secured his 24th consecutive win in the competition in emphatic fashion, easing to a 6-0 6-2 victory.
It took 27-year-old Djokovic just 29 minutes to secure the first set without reply and almost secured a double bagel against his third seeded opponent.
Berdych dropped the first game of the second set with a double fault but managed to break his Serbian opponent at 5-0 to save himself the indignity of becoming the first man to lose an ATP final 6-0 6-0.
But it did little to quell what Djokovic would later describe as the most dominant victory of his career as he secured his 46th title within just 67 minutes in the final two games.
"This has been, in the circumstances, probably the best performance of any final in my career," said Djokovic.
"It was incredible. Incredible. Especially against Tomas, who has a big game and is already an experienced player. It was 6-0, 5-0 in under an hour. Everything I tried worked. To be proud of the performance is the least I can say of how I played tonight.
"I have played some great finals, had some convincing wins, some straight-set wins against top rivals. But with this kind of performance and with this domination result-wise, I mean it's never happened."