Richard teamed up with Kiki Mladenovic for the Hopman Cup and the pair ended up winning it. Richard contributed significantly to this win by beating Jack Sock 6-3 5-7 7-6 in the final after having saved a match point. Mladenovic lost her tie against Vandeweghe, but the French doubles remained undefeated the whole week, sealing it with a 4-0 4-3 victory.
Along the way Richard beat the upcoming German Alexander Zverev and the Brit Daniel Evans, his only defeat came against Roger Federer.
Richard will play the Kooyong Exhibition before the Australian Open.