Richard went up early break 3-1, then at 4-2 had another breakpoint but Monfils served it out. Richard was playing really relaxed, but got careless and got broken, but it seemed was still in control. Destroyed Monfils in tiebreak 7-0.
Richard is hitting forehand pretty hard, but misses at times. Backhand is absolutely deadly. Hardest shot on the court today. Overall, he is playing inside the court, completely different tennis from hardcourts or clay.
Gael holds for 4-2 after couple dueces. Richard tried to break that game, but Gael came up with good serves when needed.
Richard holds for 3-4. Overall it still seems the match is more on Richard's racquet if he plays serious.