Richard's comeback from injury has suffered another setback, as he bowed out of the Australian Open in the first round. Tommy Haas wrapped up victory in three sets 6-2, 7-5, 6-2.
Richard, wearing blue, hit some stunning winners, but was inconsistent and unable to produce his best form, against the talented German.
This loss ends Richard's time in Australia. Keep checking back to RG.net, to follow Richard's progress in 2006.