Richard defeated Carlos Berlocq 3-6 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-1 in the 2nd round of Roland Garros. The match was spread over two days. His next opponent is Kevin Anderson.
It was a slow start from Richard in the first set and an Argentinian who hardly made a mistake, Berlocq took this opening set convincingly. Richard improved and could book the next two sets. While it was getting darker and darker, Richard lost his momentum and had to concede the fourth set 4-6.
The match was postponed to the following day with Richard serving first. Playing much better than the day before (14 winners versus 2 unforced errors only in this set) Richard imposed himself with an early break and never looked back. He broke Berlocq twice for a final 3-6 6-3 6-1 4-6 6-1 victory.