France lead 2-0 at the end of Friday's play in their first round Davis Cup clash against Romania.
France's No. 2 player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga follow up Richard's straight sets victory with a four set win over Andrei Pavel 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Richard's and Tsonga's wins give France a 2-0 lead in the tie. Saturday's doubles rubber features Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra against Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau.