Andy Murray looked every inch a grand slam champion with a near-flawless display to brush aside the challenge of Robin Haase at the Australian Open.
The world number three claimed beforehand he was stepping into the unknown as he set out to win one of the game's four biggest prizes as a major winner for the first time following his success at the US Open in September.
But the early impressions were that he was quite comfortable with his newly-elevated status as he proved too good for dangerous Dutchman Haase, winning 6-3 6-1 6-3 in one hour and 37 minutes.
"It was a good start and nice to win in straight sets," said Murray. "It was the hottest day we have had for a while and the court was playing quicker so it's nice to get through."