Just when you think it can't get any more stressful or go on any longer, it does.

The men's doubles semi-final at this year's Dubai World Superseries Finals between Denmark's Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding and Japan's Keigo Sonoda and Takeshi Kamura really upended any stereotypes about badminton being slow and/or boring.

The four took part in an absolutely crazy rally in their game last month that ended up going to the Japanese team but not without the Danish giving as good as they got, even laughing about how intense it got when they eventually lost.

And here was us thinking that the shuttlecock was the most exciting thing about the game...