In his first match in 2015, Richard defeated Pablo Andujar 6-3 7-5 in the first round of Doha. His next opponent is Simone Bolelli.
In the first set, a single breakpoint for Richard sufficed to get the decisive break and to seal the set 6-3.
In the second set, Richard had to fend off breakpoints, but managed again to get ahead. He lost his advantage, though, when he served for the match at 5*-4. Unfazed, he broke straight back and scored a 6-4 7-5 victory.