Murray denied he was struggling with movement, despite appearing to limp back to his chair at one changeover in a 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory secured in two hours and 21 minutes on Centre Court.
After a semi-final exit at the French Open and a loss in his only grass court game before Wimbledon to Jordan Thompson at Eastbourne, there was an air of uncertainty over the world No.1.
Paire somewhat lit the torch paper for a good run for Murray after their previous encounter, the Briton subsequently going all the way to the French Open Final. Andy Murray vs Benoit Paire live streaming, 2017 Wimbledon live streaming and tennis live streaming info follows.
The "Big Four" has become a "Big Three" with the shock exit of Rafa Nadal, and the remaining trio of Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will all be aiming to prove their elite credentials in Wednesday's quarter-finals. "A former player said to me they think it's the best day in the tennis annual calendar because there's so many great matches, fans are spoilt for choice", he said. Except for a few unexpected surprises, the favorites have barged through nearly without a hitch. "I don't know how to describe it". I think the other Grand Slams are more equal... whereas here there's always two men's and one women's on Centre Court.
"Sometimes, it only takes one match to start feeling good about yourself to gain confidence and, after Monte Carlo, I just felt way better about my game", said the British No1. 'She likes watching Gilles Simon and Dominika Cibulkova and players like that. He cruises to a three-set victory over Paire. People like different game styles, different personalities. He has very good hands, moves well, takes a lot of chances, goes for his shots.
"He can be quite up and down but he seems to have played pretty well at this event". Within that same time period, he also has two titles at the major tournament. He's played two five setters in the last two rounds - beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kevin Anderson - and could no doubt have done with a little more of a rest.
"When you are in the fifth, against a player like him, (the outcome) just depends on a few balls", Nadal said.
For the second successive match, 37-year-old American Venus Williams will play an opponent who was not even born when she made her Wimbledon debut. Muller's next two match points came at 10-9: Nadal deleted the first with a volley victor, and the second disappeared when Muller shanked a return.
Lewis also offered a staunch defence of the condition of the grass courts at Wimbledon after several players criticised the surface as not up to scratch.
He said: It was a bit softer, especially around the baseline area.