Richard can really pick up a lot of points since he's defending basically nothing.
He's seeded 4th in Zagreb and had a first round bye. He should
make at least the semis, IMO.
No such thing as "should" when it comes to RIchie. The draw is pretty weak but rather he did well in bigger tourneys so hope he doesn't wear himself out here...
I never like when RIchie has a first round bye cuz he needs to work himself into a tourney and build confidence - starting off cold against someone who has won a match and had time to get used to the playing conditions is always
, especially indoors which is his worst surface.
Thanks for opening this thread and yes let's hope he does have many happy endings this spring.