I think Rafa will skip one of the US Masters.
And he looked very unsure on court - way too rusty. No chances to beat Almagro in my opinion. Not mentioning other top 10 players in upcoming months
No way he beats Almagro here, but I'm confident it will be different story in Acapulco. Clay in Acapulco is exactly as Rafa would like it to be. This Sao Paulo is way to quick.
I think match against Souza looked like a match in indoor hard tournament. Easy holds from both and then one break each set. Rafa was really rusty, so I expect similar match today with a scoreline 7/5 6/4 or sth like this.