Andy Murray wowed by Melbourne crowd
Andy Murray has likened the atmosphere in his win over Illya Marchenko to a Davis Cup tie.
Murray was last on the Margaret Court Arena and a raucous crowd packed in to witness the Scot hand out a lesson to his Ukrainian opponent.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez is up next for Murray in round three and the No. 5 seed would have no objection to playing on the same court.
"The atmosphere on that court is great - it's one of the best in tennis I think," Murray said. "I think Davis Cup crowds aside, for a slam, the atmosphere on that court is probably one of the most fun to play in because everyone gets into it.
"There was a lot of Brits supporting. It did feel like a Davis Cup match, which is nice. It definitely helps.
"I think it's a good atmosphere to be involved in. I played a match there last year. I played well. It can get tricky in there because the wind will swirl a lot. It can be a tough court to play on, as well. But in terms of the atmosphere, it's excellent."