Yes, Janowicz lived up to his new ranking, won a great match against Devvarman, still pushed Almagro to 2 tie-breaks, that's better than I thought and a confirmation of his emergence in my eyes.
Almagro has a great shot to the QF. He defeated Tipsarevic in Roland-Garros in 3, and also he won a tight match recently in Abu Dhabi when he was only a substitute and Tipsa had already defeated Murray. And Tipsarevic looks very tired.
The Almagro hate here is ridiculous!! Aggressive play style, great forehand, awesome backhand, very good serve, produces fantastic winners from both sides. Of course he's got some clear weaknesses (sometimes lazy footwork, ROS, etc) but his matches are usually very entertaining and he puts a lot of passion on court. I bet if he wasn't as vocal, the argument would be 'he's got a dull personality'... just hating for the sake of hating some of you.
I wonder if this "Almugro" thing doesn't come from that match in Paris where he had Nadal on the ropes and couldn't convert.
It seems that being able or not to beat Nadal takes a huge place in the credit a player gets in this forum : see Rosol, Davydenko, Dodig on one side, Ferrer, Almagro and Troicki on the other side
I also like him and think he's quite a good guy.