In a tight three setter, filled with much talent, Richard lost out to Andy Roddick 6-7(5). 6-1, 6-3.
Richard was unable to create a single break point all match, as Roddick's serving was on form, with a high 87%.
Richard also had a commendable first serve percentage at 66%, but was only able to save one of the break points against him.
Richard's next tournament will be TMS Madrid, beginning on Monday.