Richard defeated Florian Mayer 6-2, 6-1 in the Next Generation Adelaide International.
This win places Richard at the top of his round robin group. His next match will be against Frank Dancevic.
After the match, Richard commented,
"It was a good match, it was difficult for me because it was the first of the year. I wanted to win this first match and be number one in this round robin [group]. [Mayer] is a great player, I lost to him at the Australian Open three years ago, so it was a good match for me today."
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