Richard lost 1-6 5-7 to Tomas Berdych. His next scheduled tournament is Miami.
It was a bad first set. Richard without a first serve and hampered movement could not do much against the powerful and solid Czech.
Though he broke right at the start of the second set, too, Berdych lost his accuracy and serve percentage and Richard elevated his game to achieve the rebreak. He had many more breakpoints, but could not convert and in the end it was Berdych who finally broke down Richard for a 6-1 7-5 victory.
The French sports spaper L'Equipe reports that Richard did feel pain in his ankle, particularly in the first set and that he will use the free days untill Miami to take care of himself, including an IRM.