Richard reached the second round of both Madrid and Rome. His next tournament is Roland Garros.
In Madrid he defeated Ivo Karlovic 6-3 6-4, before losing to in form Tomas Berdych 6-7 5-7. This match was not televised, but internet reports confirmed its good quality.
In Rome Richard disposed the home guy Thomas Fabbiano 6-1 7-6, but had to accept defeat against David Ferrr 4-6 5-7.