With the exception of a slightly worrying patch at the end of the second set and the start of the third, I felt Andy Murray played very well in his second round match against Juan Ignacio Chela.
During that rough patch it almost seemed like he didn't know what he was doing but in the last 45 or 50 minutes he looked really good and showed that he has turned himself into a very good clay court player.
That was the best that Chela has ever played against Murray, but Andy came through a tricky test without too many problems.
To be honest though, I don't see Murray as a potential winner of the tournament. He got to the quarter-finals here last year and I could see him reaching that stage again, but I don't feel he would be a match for Rafael Nadal or one or two other of the Spanish players for that matter - though I do think he would fancy his chances against Roger Federer if he got that far.
His serve had been a problem in the early stages of the tournament but that was better on Thursday and his movement was unbelievably good.
There were still a couple worrying signs though. His body language again wasn't always great, with his hands on his knees, and that sore knee of his is forever going to be an issue.
He also played one or two too many drop shots for my liking but Andy is a pig-headed kind of guy so his style is unlikely to change. However, it does look as if his game is finally coming together after some indifferent form.
All this rain is another issue to consider though. If the schedule becomes crammed during the course of the second week then there are certain players that it will suit and others who could suffer... and Andy, with his counter-punching style, is one of the latter.
One guy who won't be fazed by the conditions will be Federer, because he makes sure these early matches don't take much out of him. A crammed schedule could put strain on Nadal's knees, but to be honest, he looks so dominant that there probably isn't any player that can make him pay.
The key is just to win your matches quickly and that is something Andy finds hard to do.
I think he will beat Marcos Baghdatis in the third round, but I also feel it could be one of the matches of the tournament.
Baghdatis has superb support out here which means that there will be a tremendous atmosphere when they play, unlike the Chela match which was strangely muted through both sessions.
Both players love making shots and are willing to fight to the end so it should be a terrific contest to watch.
It was sad to see Ana Ivanovic suffer yet another heavy defeat, but as big a story as her loss was it was just as significant that Alisa Kleybanova posted such an impressive victory.
She might not be the most celebrated player on the tour, but make no mistake, Kleybanova is a top 10 player in waiting and I could now see her doing some real damage in this tournament, especially now that her draw has opened up with Agnieszka Radwanska having lost too.
As for Ivanovic, I hope she can return to her former glories, and I think she can too. With Heinz Gunthardt now coaching her, she has certainly got the right man beside her to get back on track.