Richard lost the Stuttgart final to Juan Martin del Potro 4-6 5-7.
It started badly, Richard was broken in his first service game. Even if he was able to level the match, one more break by del Potro was enough to win the first set 6-4.
The second set, interrupted by a rain break, was a copy of the first. Richard managed to recover from a break, but had to concede the set 5-7. Del Potro was more solid, throughout the match.
The 175 points for the finalist still allow Richard to improve his ranking.