By then, he had won the first 11 points against Japan's Taro Daniel, en route to taking a 5-0 lead which set the tone for a 6-1 6-3 6-1 victory that was done and dusted in 90 minutes.
The world number two has committed himself to playing in all this year's ties if fit and sees no reason why, after ending a 79-year wait for a 10th title, Great Britain can not hold onto the trophy.
The British team have certainly been here before, leading 2-1 in a tie with the final day's singles to come and Andy Murray first to play.
The second singles match today will be between Japan's world number six Kei Nishikori and Dan Evans, who was only selected to play after Kyle Edmund failed to overcome a back injury. Even if he doesn't want to play, we've got a very good guy in Dom Inglot ready to go as well.
"It's obviously going to be extremely tough, but I'm playing well and hopefully I can play a good one tomorrow and try and seal the win". "He played too good for me", said Evans.
Andy and Jamie have now won four doubles rubbers in a row in Davis Cup, but this was a different prospect to the previous ones as they were huge favourites at the start and were never remotely troubled.
"It is a hard one because I haven't played (doubles) for such a long, long time".
Nishikori would go on to make the US Open final the next year, while Evans would crash out in the first round of qualification, and last year fell as low as No. 772 last May before turning his fortunes around and climbing back up to No, 157. "He's their best player so I would have thought there is a good chance of that", said the Scot.
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The Japanese No 2 stuck to his lost cause admirably, trading drop shots on level terms and grabbing break point before Murray drove his 13th ace past him.
"I definitely feel like I could have done better but I feel like these kind of matches happen because he (Murray) is so good, obviously", said Daniel, ranked 87th in the world.
The two men exchanged breaks in the opener, before Nishikori broke again for the set, 6-3, after 38 minutes.
Andy Murray, the two-time Grand Slam singles champion, made the initial breakthrough with a return victor for a 5-3 lead in the first set.
He was slightly slow to get getting going here but stepped up at the end of the first and start of the second set as Britain claimed a second successive break.
Evans also has a winning record against Nishikori having beaten him in straight sets on his way to the third round of the US Open in 2013 - the tournament that showed the enormous potential he possesses.
Murray has only taken part in one doubles practice session this week, but Smith said: "That is pretty normal. I missed a few second serves in the second set but my first service was very good".