Marcos Baghdatis sailed through to the second round of the AEGON International on the sunshine coast after only dropping two games against eighth seed Pablo Andujar.
The charismatic Cypriot won 6-1 6-1 in a convincing performance which stands him in good stead to compete for his fifth career title.
The right-hander and world No. 42 was strong in his serve in a show of domination on centre court at Devonshire Park.
His second-round opponent will be either Steve Darcis from Belgium or a qualifier yet to be decided.
The 2006 Australian Open runner up will hope to continue this fine form throughout the tournament and into Wimbledon.