Andy Murray, on the hunt for his first China Open title, got off to a flyer against Italy’s Andreas Seppi in Beijing.
The Scot, seeded one in China, broke Seppi twice in the opening set to take it 6-2.
In the second it was the Italian that got off to the better start to lead two love, but Murray rediscovered his touch to take the set 7-5 and the match by two sets to love.
Spain’s number two seed Rafa Nadal is in fine form after another run of injuries.
He lost just two games in his 6-1 6-1 mauling of Paolo Lorenzi, the Italian was simply blasted off court.
Nadal will be hoping to stay fit and winning to qualify for the ATP Finals in London where the top eight players over the season meet in a finale. Nadal is currently 8th on the list.