Richard advanced to the semifinals of Estoril, with a straight sets win over Vince Spadea, 6-3, 6-4.
In the semifinals, Richard will face Paul-Henri Mathieu. That is the second semifinal and will follow Djokovic-Robredo which begins at 3.00pm.
On his match against Vince Spadea, Richard said,
"It was difficult for me, because I didn’t know his game, it was not easy. I’m happy to win this match - it’s a great match for me."
Looking ahead to the semifinals, Richard enthused,
"I’m really happy, it’s a great tournament for me, because I am in the semifinals, there are a lot of good players here. The court is great, but there is a little bit of wind, which is never easy."