The British number one struggled to hold his service game throughout his round one encounter with Alex Bogomolov Jr earlier today.
Nevertheless, Murray held out to record a 6-2 6-4 6-1 win over his Russian opponent, who is ranked 73 in the world standings.
"I did okay. I was struggling a bit on serve but I managed to come through, which is the most important thing," he said during his post-match interview.
"I'd like to have played better but the windy conditions were tricky."