Yan Bai, ranked No 465 in the world, had been good enough to beat Radek Stepanek in the first round of the Shanghai Masters but the 21-year-old Chinese was unable to spring another surprise when he met Andy Murray yesterday. Murray beat Bai 6-2, 6-2 in 81 minutes to earn a third-round tie today with France's Jérémy Chardy, who beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.
Murray dropped his serve once but looked in a more positive frame of mind than at last week's China Open in Beijing. "I moved well from the start of the match," the world No 4 said. "I hit the ball very cleanly."