One thing we know: when it is all over, those of us who survive will find some form of meaning in it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Daniil Medvedev won his fourth title of a spectacular year with a thumping victory over Alexander Zverev in the Shanghai Masters final.
Daniil Medvedev reached a staggering ninth final this year as he defeated fellow rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Shanghai Masters.
World No 1 Novak Djokovic has been stunned in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals by young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Roger Federer looked unusually flustered as he reached the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters.
Novak Djokovic made a fast start to the defence of his Shanghai Masters crown on Wednesday, easing past young Canadian Denis Shapovalov in straight sets.
Andy Murray exited the Shanghai Masters in a fiery defeat but offered enough evidence to suggest that his comeback could have a fairy tale ending.
A roaring Andy Murray recovered from dropping the first set to beat Argentine qualifier Juan Ignacio Londero in his Shanghai Masters opener.
Roger Federer was turfed out of the Shanghai Masters semi-finals by 13th-seeded Borna Coric, the Croatian stunning the Swiss great in straight sets.
Novak Djokovic is relishing facing "top player" Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic has reached the Shanghai Masters semi-finals after beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson.
Dominant Daniil Medvedev reached a staggering sixth final in a row and will play Alexander Zverev for the Shanghai Masters title.
Defeats for Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic mean that the winner of the Shanghai Masters will be aged 23 or under.
Daniil Medvedev tamed self-styled "wild horse" Fabio Fognini 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to canter into the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday.
Novak Djokovic says that he was "embracing" the pressure of being world number one and reigning champion at the Shanghai Masters this week.
Alexander Zverev smashed and seethed into the last 16 of the Shanghai Masters with a dragged-out win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.
Roger Federer revealed he is back to his fighting best ahead of the upcoming Shanghai Masters.
Novak Djokovic is within touching distance of Rafael Nadal's number one ranking after winning the Shanghai Masters.
Novak Djokovic has dismantled a shell-shocked Alexander Zverev to reach the Shanghai Masters final.
Alexander Zverev weighed in on the debate about players' use of towels, saying those who wipe down after every point are "ridiculous".
Rising star Alexander Zverev defeated Kyle Edmund to reach his first Shanghai Masters semi-final and also qualify for the prestigious ATP Finals.
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