Murray makes progress in Brisbane
Andy Murray dropped a set against John Millman but eventually won to progress to the third round of the Brisbane International.
The top seed's bid to get some early success in Australia ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year in Melbourne later this month remains on course after the 25-year-old beat the local qualifier 6-1 5-7 6-3.
Murray, the US Open champion, looked rusty as he took over two hours to see off the world 199 after receiving a bye in round one.
The Scot will now play Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin, who beat Lleyton Hewitt, in the third round.
Afterwards, he was pleased with the outcome and insisted being taken to three sets should stand him in good stead for the Australian Open.
"For a first match of the year, that was a perfect match in many ways to go through some tough moments, a lot of long rallies, close games, and important points," Murray said.
"It was great to play in an atmosphere like that for the first match of the year, to get back into the swing of playing in front of large and loud crowds.
"No matter how much you practice, you can't replicate those sorts of atmospheres."