Richard lost to Gael Monfils 4-6 4-6. His next tournament is Rotterdam where he will play Thiemo de Bakker in the first round.
Monfils' huge serving and powerful groundstrokes did not allow Richard to express himself in the first set. A single weaker game and the set was gone.
Richard changed tactics in the second set and approached the net more and more, but Gael also had answers to this strategy. When Richard conceded the 9th game Monfils just had to serve for a 6-4 6-4 victory.