Richard defeated Kei Nishikori 7-6 7-6 in Kooyong. Richard remains undefeated against Nishikori.
There will be no real final, due to the wash-out on day 1. The match between Dolgopolov and Verdasco was "declared" as final as these two had lost fewer sets than Richard and Nishikori in their previous matches.
Richard's next tournament is the Australian Open where he will face Carlos Berloq in the first round.