Juan-Martin del Potro proved too strong for Richard in the Basel semifinals, the Argentine won 6-2 6-2.
Richard played more or less without a first serve which resulted in the fact that he was under pressure in most of his service games. In addition, del Potro played a very solid match, not giving away any free points. This combination made it impossible for Richard to get his teeth into the match.
Richard's next tournament is Bercy, where he has a first-round-bye.