Andy Murray cantered into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Masters with a superb 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Andy Roddick.
This match was similar in many ways to the thrashing Murray handed out at Queens. The Scot was clinical from the baseline, manoeuvring the sweating American around the court and firing winners almost at will. Roddick's serve - once a fearsome beast but now sadly neutered - was dismissed.
The American has never been known for his tactical acumen. "Plan B" invariably involves some form of random net rushing and suicide volleying and it didn't take long for this to make an appearance.
Murray loves a target. The Scot routinely makes the best volleyers look clueless at the net; Roddick didn't stand a chance.
In truth Roddick's game is massively diminished from his glory days. Unfortunately his attitude is not. At the start of the second set a routine ground stroke sailed long and the frustrations boiled over. The American's racquet met an untimely end and a petulant argument with the umpire ensued.
Murray remained stoic, but inside the Scot must have been revelling in his ability to destroy an old foe so comprehensively.