Nice to see Chardy and Lopez go the distance, 2 and a half hours for Chardy is good for Andy, i'll be watching Potato starch vs Fed later, i'm convinced Fed will win but i'll be praying for miracles regardless.
Fed and Nadal are both playing Italians - will be interesting to see whether the crowd get told to shut up at all!
Chardy will play Nishi, who had to have a MTO for treatment in the 2nd set of his match last night. Almagro is out of Andy's quarter, lost to Benneteau.
It's funny that all the players (other than Djoko) who have beaten Nadal in the last year are in his quarter of the draw in Rome: Zeballos (Vina del Mar), Rosol, (Wimbledon), Kohli (Halle), and Verdasco (Madrid). If he does meet any of them - which is probably unlikely, I expect he'd get his revenge. Zeballos is out now, Rosol a break down in the 3rd v Troicki