Richard reached the third round in Roland Garros. After beating Grigor Dimitrov 5-7 7-5 6-2 6-3 he will play Tommy Haas.
He started well, the talented Bulgarian. Aggressive play and also great touch brought him the first set. In the second, Richard had breakpoints in almost every game, but Dimitrov came up with remarkable shots to save them all and broke Richard for 4-5. When he served for the set, a long ralley proved to be decisive for the whole match. Dimitrov lost it, started cramping and Richard took full advantage to win the second set 7-5.
Richard kept his concentration to win the third set, when the Bulgarian alternated between bad movement and going for broke shots. Dimitrov seemed to have recovered in the forth set, but Richard proved too solid in the end: One break sufficed to win the match.