Richard lost 4-6 4-6 to Roger Federer in the second round of Bercy.
Two early breaks in each set sufficed to secure the win for Federer. Richard started nervously, but improved throughout the match. However, he struggled with Roger's serve.
France still awaits the Davis Cup final in Belgrade. The team is not selected yet, but it is very likely that Richard will be called up for the practise week.