The king knocks out Devilder 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 to set up a clash with another lefty(!!!) jarko nieminen of finland......pretty impressive.......5 more to go, VAMOS RAFA!
Rafa played really well today, just edging the first set to demoralise his opponent and then it was utter domination after that.
Nieminen is pretty useless on clay, I expect Rafa to kill him losing no more than 8 games. In the 4th round, I expect he'll play another lefty, Verdasco, who is too erratic and unpredictable to harm Rafa. I don't think Murray or Almagro will cause any problems to Rafa here either in the quarters, especially on this surface and in 5 sets - they would win a set at most. His next real challenge is probably Djokovic, but to be honest, I don't think Rafa will lose a match in this tournament as he is too consistent and too good at RG - he will wear down every opponent eventually over the course of 5 sets, no matter how well the other person plays
I still think this year is Roger's best chance of winning the French Open though.