Andy Murray said he fancies his chances of beating Roberto Bautista Agut in Qatar after gaining some revenge over Taro Daniel.
Murray was beating in straight sets by the Japanese ace at the Australian Open last month, with him struggling to get his game going right from the off on that occasion.
It was a very different affair in Doha, though, as the former world number one dominated from the start to seal a 6-2, 6-2 win.
That has set up a match with Bautista Agut on Wednesday for their first rematch since the Spaniard beat Murray at the 2019 Australian Open.
After that match a tribute video was played on the big screen in the stadium as Murray had suggested he was on the verge of retiring due to his hip injury.
Resurfacing surgery has changed the landscape dramatically now, though, and he is confident of getting the best of Bautista Agut in Doha.
"Obviously the results from 12 (sic) years ago aren't going to affect the results this week," the 34-year-old told atptour.com.
"But what it tells me is that the conditions here are good for my game, so if I can play to a good level, the courts are going to suit me here and I'll make it difficult for everyone I play against."
On Taro Daniel, Murray added: "He played very well in Australia. He had a very good run there and was too good for me there.
"I tried to be the one dictating from the first point and I thought I did that well. It was one of the better matches I've played in recent months."