Under the lights of Cincinnati on Monday night, Richard came through a tricky match against Feliciano Lopez. He defeated the Spaniard 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.
In the second round, Richard faces another tough test against Mario Ancic of Croatia. The two have met just once before, at Queen's this year where Richard prevailed in three sets.
Here are some stats on Ancic:
Birthplace: Split, Croatia
Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height: 6'5'' (195 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs (81 kg)
Turned Pro: 2001
Previous Year's Final INDESIT ATP Race Position: 29
Current INDESIT ATP Race Position: 17
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