Location: Sleeping in the house of my latest jumpoff.
Monte Carlo R3:  Berdych def.  Nishikori 6-2 2-6 6-4
The final 10 minutes were completely diabolical from Kei. Sad since the third set was actually pretty good. Kei will rue the missed opportunity on BP at 4-4 in the third set, where he shanked a forehand that would have likely been a winning shot and given him the opportunity to serve for it. And he never recovered after losing that point.
Very up and down quality match overall, both had good moments, both had wild moments. Tomas was simply the more mentally solid in the end with a little bit more firepower, and that's what made the difference.