After his many matches in the recent weeks, Richard will have a short break. In Rotterdam, he managed to beat Viktor Troicki 7-6 6-1, but ran out of gas against Marcos Baghdatis 4-6 4-6. His next tournament is Marseille.
Richard had little time to enjoy his Montpellier triumph. He played his first doubles match in Rotterdam together with Julien Benneteau already on Tuesday, The French couple beat the number 2 seeds Rojer/Qureshi 7-5 6-2. On Wednesday Richard got the better of Viktor Troicki 7-6 6-1 with a convincing performance in the second set.
Seemingly tired and lacking lightness in his feet, he suffered a defeat aginst a well-playing Marcos Baghdatis on Thursday. Richard did not retire from the doubles, but the French combo lost to the homeboys de Bakker/Huta Galung 4-6 6-3 7-10.