Andy Murray cruised into the Dubai Tennis Championships second round with a straight-sets victory over Malek Jaziri.

Murray eases through in Dubai

Murray eases through in Dubai

Murray was making his first appearance since suffering a shock defeat to Mischa Zverev at the Australian Open in January and the world number one will be happy with his level of performance.

A tight first set was eventually clinched 6-4 by the Scot and he took firm control of the contest from then on as his Tunisian opponent started to feel the pace.

The three-time Grand Slam champion steamrolled the world number 51 in the second set - winning 6-1 - and in doing so set up a clash with Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the next round.

Murray, who is bidding for his first Dubai Tennis Championship trophy, has a 2-1 record against the Spaniard but the latter won their last encounter at Indian Wells in 2012.

Elsewhere, there was more good news for the Brits with Dan Evans defeating Dustin Brown to set up an exciting meeting with Frenchman Gael Monfils.

One of the biggest shocks of the tournament so far saw second-seed Stanislas Wawrinka get knocked out by Bosnian Damir Dzumhur in straight sets, losing 7-6 6-3.