Andy Murray was largely untroubled on his way past local hope Nick Kyrgios in the Australian Open quarter-finals on Tuesday.
The British sixth seed set up a semi-final meeting with Tomas Berdych thanks to a 6-3 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 victory over Kyrgios on Rod Laver Arena.
Other than during the second-set tie-break, Murray never looked like losing to the 19-year-old Australian " ranked 53rd in the world.
It marked a fifth time Murray has reached at least the semi-finals at Melbourne Park, where he has been runner-up three times.
The two-time grand slam champion, who improved to 11-0 against Australians on the tour, hit 48 winners in an impressive display.
Murray had to dig himself out of a 0-30 hole in the opening game, and four big serves saw him hold.
Kyrgios saved a break point with an ace in the sixth game, but he was unable to keep Murray at bay a second time and a forehand sent wide gave the Brit a 4-2 lead.
Murray comfortably served out the set in the ninth game, with Kyrgios' 14 unforced errors in the opener costly.
Murray got plenty of joy out of drop shots and directing slices to the Kyrgios backhand.
Though typically flashy, Kyrgios also displayed guts as he tried to get himself going early in the second set, and he saved a break point with a forehand cross-court winner.
It proved to be a gritty hold for 2-1, but he was rarely troubling Murray's service games.
Such was the dominance of serve, 15 straight points went the way of the server through the middle and latter stages of the set.
It meant a tie-break, crucial to Kyrgios' chances, was to follow.
Murray had won 19 consecutive points on serve "including to take a 2-0 lead in the tie-break" before that run was crucially ended by Kyrgios.
The tie-break had its moments, none better than Murray's wonderful top-spin forehand lob from behind the baseline to level it at 4-4.
Another, this time on the backhand side, saw him take a two-sets-to-love lead.
Kyrgios won just 11 return points in the first two sets and that was always going to keep Murray in control.
Murray's wonderful defence was on show as he broke for a 4-2 advantage, one he failed to consolidate after a sloppy drop shot hit the net.
However, he showcased his prowess from behind the baseline again to break for a 5-3 lead, and this time he consolidated " victory sealed with a forehand winner into an open court.