Richard defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-1 7-6 and will play the winner of Andersson/Malisse in the next round.
While Richard had to save a brakpoint in the very first game, things became quickly rather easy. The very aggressive Ukranian tried to hit a winner on every shot and committed 18 unforced errors. Result: 6-1 for Richard.
In the second set, both players served well, with little chance for the returner. In the logical tiebreak Richard was able to impose himself 7-4.