Nick Kyrgios was delighted to see "legend" Andy Murray back on the court at Queen's Club, while Grigor Dimitrov and Novak Djokovic joined the Australian in the second round.
World number 21 Kyrgios was the opponent for Murray's comeback match as the three-time grand slam champion ended a lay-off lasting almost a year at the Fever-Tree Championships on Tuesday.
And although Kyrgios emerged a 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 winner, Murray impressed throughout, ensuring a positive workout for both players ahead of Wimbledon.
"[Murray's fitness] is the most important thing," Kyrgios said on court. "It was good to finally get a [first] win over him but I don't really take it as a win in this one.
"I was expecting him to come out and see the ball well. He's a legend of the sport; I don't think he needs much time out on the match courts to feel his rhythm.
"From the get-go he came out pretty well and I wasn't expecting anything less, to be honest."
Kyrgios will now face Kyle Edmund, another home hopeful, in the second round after the British number one got the better of Ryan Harrison 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.
Dimitrov and Djokovic also made it through to set up a tantalising meeting, seeing off Damir Dzumhur and John Millman respectively, with both matches including incidents that entertained the crowd.
So desperate were Dzumhur's attempts to halt a 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 defeat that he ended up sliding under the net to reach one drop shot, before sharing a smile with Dimitrov.
In the following match on Centre Court, a nearby burglar alarm brought proceedings to a standstill for a couple of minutes as Millman prepared to serve, Djokovic - on his way to a 6-2 6-1 success - left looking somewhat bemused.
There was less humour in third seed Kevin Anderson's day, however, as he was beaten 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-6 (7-3) by Leonardo Mayer.
Defending champion Feliciano Lopez dumped out another seed, David Goffin, while Tomas Berdych went down to qualifier Julien Benneteau.
Wildcard Dan Evans, making his return following a ban for cocaine use, lost to Adrian Mannarino, but Milos Raonic and Jeremy Chardy eased through.
|Cardinals suspend GM Keim for five weeks after DUI|
|Dalic: I can coach Brazil or Barca but Croatia my favourite|
|Warriors coach Kerr extends contract|
|I´m ready to bust him up - Miller calls out Joshua after New York confrontation|
|CAF Champions League Review: ES Tunis and TP Mazembe set the pace|
|Mixed day for seeds in Newport as Muller progresses|
|Rams sign Cooks to five-year extension|
|Cowboys’ Randy Gregory reinstated by NFL|
|Verdasco survives Swedish Open scare as Paire is picked off in Umag|
|US Open announces record prize fund for 2018|
|Stosur wins battle of former grand slam champions in Gstaad|
|Emery is Arsenal´s best signing, says Pires|
|Brewster commits to Liverpool with long-term deal|
|Panama boss Gomez steps down after World Cup|
|No Chelsea agreement for Golovin, claims CSKA president|
|Root looks right at home as England ease to series victory|
|Brighton sign Mali midfielder Bissouma from Lille|
|Kaka backs Brazil boss Tite after ´excellent´ World Cup|
|Alaphilippe the toast in France as Van Avermaet increases Tour lead|
|Shkupi 0 Rangers 0: Gerrard´s men advance despite dour draw|
|Khazri ends Sunderland nightmare as Saint Etienne swoop|
|The Open 2018 diary: Rose lets Rio go as Rahm goes ´Lefty´|
|Lampard raids Chelsea and Liverpool in Derby double swoop|
|Balotelli returns to Nice training after Marseille talks stall|
|Owens wants to play in the CFL, says agent|
|I don´t like thinking too much - Johnson|
|Toulon president fined as French club receive suspended points penalty|
|Top of the flops - Mickelson plays exquisite trick shot over man´s head!|
|Kerber targeted Wimbledon after 2017 disappointment|
|England´s World Cup heroes given dedicated parking spots|
|Insigne prefers Messi to new Juve star Ronaldo|
|Koepka enjoys playing with a chip on the shoulder|
|Ryan Hall to leave Leeds Rhinos amid reports of NRL move|
|Hamann slams Lahm for Low criticism|
|Hart named in Manchester City squad for United States tour|
|F1 Raceweek: Leader Vettel heads home|
|Unfair to pin Brazil blame on Neymar, says Kaka|
|Thomas and friends ´want to beat each other´s brains in´|
|Woods´ love for links fathered at Carnoustie|
|Confident Rose targets tournament wins and number one spot|
|Hallgrimsson leaves Iceland post|
|Australian Open to consult players over fifth-set tie-breaks|
|Daley´s coming home - Ajax rewrite Three Lions anthem|
|Woods: Open my best chance at winning another major|
|Blind completes Ajax return from Manchester United|
|I belong at the top, says Anderson|
|Leaving Madrid was my biggest regret, Panucci warns Ronaldo|
|Folau in no rush to settle future amid Reds rumours|
|Degenkolb: I need two or three secretaries to manage congratulations!|
|Harrington v Garcia: When winning makes life tougher|
|Mafi and Timani fined by Rebels|
|Watson: Johnson and Woods can prosper at Carnoustie|
|Alderweireld hints at Tottenham departure|
|Maradona takes over as Dynamo Brest chairman|
|The Open 2018: Wounded animal Spieth is a danger to Carnoustie rivals|
|Wests´ Reynolds to miss the rest of 2018|
|Pussy Riot members jailed for World Cup final protest|
|Ronaldo capture boosts Serie A - Mourinho|
|Goals at three World Cups and 50 for the Socceroos – Cahill´s international career in numbers|
|Giroud: It´s coming home|
|Harper wins Home Run Derby in Nationals Park|
|Brighton sign Button from Fulham|
|Bolt set to trial with A-League club Central Coast Mariners|
|Thomas asks Seahawks for extension or trade|
|Walker doubts he´ll join Knicks, wants ´long´ stay at Hornets|
|Socceroos hero Cahill retires from internationals|
|Record income revenue for Barcelona|
|Kudla untroubled as Young bows out in Newport|
|Celtics still hoping to re-sign Smart|
|Villarreal sign highly rated Velez midfielder Caseres|