Andy Murray warmed up for his assault on Wimbledon with a third Queen's Club title following a three-set victory against Marin Čilić in the final.
The rain did its best to intervene in W14 but the Scot eventually defeated last year's winner 5-7 7-5 6-3 a day after his three-set semi-final success over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Despite trailing 4-1 in the first set Čilić responded emphatically to win six of the next seven games to take the opener.
Spectators' hearts skipped a beat when Murray cried out in pain after a tumble in the eighth game, when his right leg gave way as he tried to change direction and he collapsed in a heap.
However Murray rallied in the second set, breaking the Croatian in the final game to send the match into a decider.
Now over his first set agony, Murray capitalised on his momentum and broke Čilić in the fourth game of the final set beforeh extending his lead to 4-1.
Čilić saved one match point but 26-year-old Murray soon served out to add to his 2009 and 2011 wins.
In his victory speech, Murray tearfully paid tribute to his friend Ross Hutchins, who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma over Christmas.