The long battle against de Bakker has taken too much out of Richard. He lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7 5-7.
Richard worked hard not to let see his tiredness, but it was definitely there. He lost the advantage of a break in the first set and dropped his serve at the end of the set.
In the second set, the German went up a break, but Richard could recover for 4 all. He lost his serve again at the end of the set. All in all, he lacked the mental freshness to turn the match into his favour when he had opportunities to do so.
A few days of rest before attacking Marseille will do him well.