As the new year approaches, Richard is getting ready to jet set to the other side of the world, as he heads off to Doha for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open. After his 2005 season ended early due to injury, Richard was back in training in December and will be looking for a good start down under in preparation for the Australian Open.
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open begins next week on the 2nd January. The event will be shown live on Eurosport. Click here to see the TV schedule
After Doha, Richard will then head to Australia for the Sydney International and then the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open. As he did not play in Australia last year, Richard has plenty of opportunities to pick up ranking points.
Stay tuned to RG.net as we follow Richard's progress throughout January!