Richard continues his stint on home turf next week when he competes in the Open 13 - Marseille.
Seeded sixth, Richard will face Jan Hernych in the first round.
Marseille has a high quality field of players next week. Richard is seeded to meet Davydenko in the quarter finals, and joining them in the top half of the draw are Hewitt and Ancic.
Seeds in the bottom half include Baghdatis, Djokovic, Ferrer and Ljubicic. Richard's Davis Cup team mates, Grosjean and Clement, and good friend, Monfils, are also present in the draw. In fact, Gasquet and Monfils could meet in the second round.
See the full draw here