Richard comfortably overcame a tricky first round on Tuesday, when he defeated Jarkko Niemienen in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.
In the second round, Richard will face the fifthteenth seed, Novak Djokovic.
This is the first meeting between the two youngsters on the ATP Tour. Djokovic, a year younger than Richard has been on a steady rise up the rankings, and has an outside chance of making the year end Masters Cup!
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The match is scheduled for fourth on Pista Alcala. Matches begin at 11.00am CET.