Fresh from winning his second title of the year in Gstaad, Richard will now hop over to Germany to play the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.
Seeded 16, Richard has received a bye in the first round.
Wednesday order of play Gasquet vs. Marach, third on Grandstand Court. Play starts at 11.00am CET.
In the second round, Richard will face Oliver Marach of Austria.
The top seeds in Richard's part of the draw include Olivier Rochus and Jose Acasuso.
Full singles draw