Richard pulled off a tough win tonight, coming from a set down to defeat Robin Soderling 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
In the semifinals, Richard will face Arnaud Clement.
A fine serving display from Richard helped him progress past Soderling. Twelve aces and a 70% first serve ensured the Frenchman saved some crucial break points.
Richard will have his chance to gain revenge on Clement in their semi final. Clement has gotton the better of his younger compatriot twice this year, and most recently in Metz just the other week.