Richard spent 2 hours 23 minutes on court to defeat the local wildcard Thiemo de Bakker 6-7 7-6 6-3. His next opponent is Philipp Kohlschreiber.
The first set went into a breaker and when Richard lead 5-0, it seemed as if the first set was in the pocket, but the Dutchman scored 7 points in a row to surprisingly take the first set.
Tiebreak also in the second set, but this time, Richard kept his nerve and took it 7-2. After he broke de Bakker at the start of the third set, the match skipped more and more to his side and he hold serve comfortably for a 6-7 7-6 6-3 victory.