Richard lost to Roger Federer 4-6 3-6 and cannot qualify for the semifinals. He will play his last competitive match this year against Novak Djokovic on Saturday, 9 November.
Richard did not look in perfect physical condition in his match against the Swiss. There were even rumours about a cold, but he mentined nothing of this kind in his post match interviews.
In the first set, he could come back after having been broken in the 6th game. But his serve lacked power and penetration throughout the match and so he had to suffer another break and was forced to concede the set 4-6.
Broken right at the start of the second set, he had numerous rebreak opportunities, but could not convert his breakpoints which resulted in a 6-4 6-3 victory from Roger Federer.