After a first round bye, Richard defeated Malek Jaziri 7-5 6-2. His next opponent is his compatriot Kenny de Schepper.
Richard started well and went two breaks up quickly, but he seemed to have lost his concentration and the Tunesian also got better. He managed to rebreak twice and even went 5-4 up. But Richard hold on and broke Jaziri once more to seal the first set 7-5.
In the second set, Richard broke twice while holding onto his own serve for a 7-5 6-2 victory.