Richard was stopped by Lucas Pouille in the semifinals of Marseille. Not having used his chances to impose himself in the first set, he had to concede defeat 7-5 3-6.
His next scheduled tournament is Indian Wells.
Richard had to fight hard in the first round to get over Robin Haase. He won 6-7 6-3 6-2 after a tough battle. His win over Mikhael Youzhny was more straight Forward: 7-5 6-2.
Then, Richard scored a well deserved 6-7 6-4 6-2 victory over Gael Monfils in the quarters, before falling to Lucas Pouile.