Richard progressed through round one with a very comfortable win over
American Phillip Simmonds 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.
It was a very smooth peformance by Richard. He continued his good form of
the summer and made life difficult for Simmonds with winners off both
wings and solid serving. Richard painted the lines and kept Simmonds
guessing by mixing up his groundstrokes and drop shots.
Afterwards, clearly delighted with the manner of his victory he spent
plenty of time signing autographs and having photos with fans.
In the second round, Richard will face fellow Frenchman, Gilles Simon.