There was a typhoon in Tokyo yesterday. According to my sister, it came and went without much incident, though they did do a city-wide announcement on a loudspeaker. A loudspeaker. I made a pretty great Godzilla joke. She wasn't amused.
But play continued despite the weather thanks to the indoor court. It was a topsy-turvy day for France as Jo beat Reeshie and Vasselin beat DoucheStamp, but Gilles fell to Misha and Fabrice blew a one set lead to lose to Lawnmower.
And in Yay/Boo news, Ernie advanced to the third round after Pico retired in the second set down 4-1.
Singles - Second Round
 J Tsonga (FRA) d R Gasquet (FRA) 46 62 62
M Youzhny (RUS) d  G Simon (FRA) 76(5) 67(5) 64
 T Berdych (CZE) d A Beck (GER) 64 61
 L Hewitt (AUS) d F Santoro (FRA) 36 63 61
[Q] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) d J Melzer (AUT) 46 62 63
[Q] E Gulbis (LAT) d J Monaco (ARG) 63 41 ret. (right hip)
Doubles - Quarter-finals
[WC] S Iwabuchi (JPN) / T Suzuki (JPN) d J Tsonga (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) 63 46 10-8
J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) d J Brunstrom (SWE) / J Rojer (AHO) 36 64 11-9
C Kas (GER) / J Levinsky (CZE) d *[Alt] M Chiudinelli (SUI) / D Meffert (GER) 63 62