Richard lost the Gstaad final to Nicoals Almagro 5-7 1-6.
The Spaniard started well and broke Richard in the third game of the first set. But one could see already at the early stages of the match that something was wrong. Richard's serve had no power and speed at all. He still managed to get back to 5 all, but lost the first set 5-7.
A medical timeout for arm and shoulder treatment did not really help and the end was near: 1-6.
This new (or recurring) injury comes at a bad moment as Richard got a wild card for Washington, starting tomorrow.