After a first roundbye, Richard defeated Carlos Berlocq 6-1 6-4 in Estoril. His next opponent is the winner of Anderson/Domingues.
Richard got off to a better start than last week in Barcelona when he fell in his first match against Yuichi Sugita.
Though broken in his opening game, Richard rebroke immediately and took the first set 6-1. The second set was tighter, but in the end Richard imposed himself for a 6-1 6-4 victory.