Richard's season ended in Paris with a close defeat against Jack Sock 2-6 6-3 5-7.
He is scheduled to play an exhibition tournament in Caen from 11-14 December 2016. In 2017, he will start at the Hopman Cup where he teamed up with Kristina Mladenovic.
After a first round bye, Richard defeated Steve Johnson 6-4 7-6. Against Jack Sock in the third round, he looked on the winning path with a break up in the final set, but the American fought back strongly and broke in the 12th game for a 6-2 3-6 7-5 win.