In the early hours of Thursday morning, after a marathon day of tennis, Richard was eventually able to wrap up victory against Stanislas Wawrinka 7-5, 6-1.
Richard's first serve was an excellent 80%, and he also played a decent return game.
This victory earns him a third round clash with Marat Safin. Richard got the better of the Russian last week in Lyon, on his way to the title.
The match is the evening session in Paris starting not before 8.00pm CET.