Richard scored his first ever win in Rotterdam against Flavio Cipolla 6-3 1-6 6-1.
Richard who was not called for the French Davis Cup squad last weekend against Canada played the first match of the tournamant and scored his first ever win three.
The match was neither streamed nor televised, so the statistics are the only source of information. Richard had a low percentage of points won on first serve in the first and second set. In the third set, this changed considerably towards the positive (92 % of the points won on the first serve) and this seemed to make all the difference.
His next opponent is the winner of Stakhovsky/Bogomolov jr who only play on Wednesday.