Richard lost to Gael Monfils 4-6 2-6 2-6. He has been called up for the Davis Cup tie against the Czech Republic, following the week after the US Open.
Richard himself was not satisfied with his performance according to French media reports. With a low serve speed, both on first and second serve, throughout the match, he allowed Monfils to dominate the rallies right away.
Richard tried to come to the net very often, but his success rate was not good enough to turn the tide. The great humidity did not help either and Richard had to concede defeat in about two hours.