Andy Murray has said that he was pleased with his performance against Swiss qualifier Marco Chiudinelli in Dubai earlier today.
The British number one needed one hour and 23 minutes to win 6-3 6-4 against the world number 185.
"I played well throughout," said Murray. "I played a little bit better, so that's progress. Now I just need to keep that going."
Murray will face Tomas Berdych for a place in the semi-finals.