Andy Murray marked his return to British shores with a straight sets victory over Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.
Murray claimed a 6-4 7-5 victory on his first grass court match of the season as he attempts to add a fourth title at the traditional pre-Wimbledon warm-up.
With the nine-time grand slam doubles winning with Swede Jonas Bjorkman in his corner as Amelie Mauresmo prepares to give birth, Murray got off to the perfect start as the British number one set up a round two meeting with Fernando Verdasco.
"It was nice," he told BBC Sport. "Obviously a full crowd it is always a pleasure to come back here on courts that are in great condition every single year and I am glad I was able to get the win.
"I felt like I moved well. I didn't start the match off serving so well but I got that rhythm a bit more in the second set and in felt like I hit the ball well.
"There have been some good runs for me here and I love playing here but there is an extremely strong field here this year, strong than any years previously. I am going to have to play good tennis this week and hopefully I'll get better.
"There are more demands on your time when you're off the court, but when you're on the court it's great. Packed stadiums on all of the matches it helps you lift your game and in all sport it is great to play at home.
"The media tell the tennis players there is great pressure to play at home. There is pressure but it is great to play in front of a home crowd and get home support."