Andy Murray cruised into the second round of the SAP Open in San Jose with a straight-sets win over Mardy Fish.
I definitely get the feeling that Andy is now settling into his tennis in 2006. The signs were there in his match against Ljubicic and he appears to have recovered quickly.
Murray avenged a defeat in his only other match against the American with a 6-2 6-2 victory. The Briton had lost his previous match against Fish in Indianapolis last year in three sets.
That's the best match I've played this year so far. I feel like I'm hitting well and I was moving well.
I've been struggling with my serve. But I've practised a lot in the last couple of weeks and I was happy with my serve tonight.
Since I played him last year, this time I knew his strengths and weaknesses - and it helped me get my position early in the rally.
I was aggressive on the right balls and I was taking risks and I played a really solid match. I'm really happy with how it went.
Murray could now meet another American, James Blake, in the second round if the fifth seed defeats Taipei's Yeu-Tzuoo Wang as expected in their first-round clash.
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