Richard and Fabrice Santoro had a straight sets victory in their first round doubles match. They defeated Mutis/Patience 7-5, 6-2.
On Tuesday, Richard will start his singles campaign too, as he takes on Sergiy Stakhovsky.
The first round clash is scheduled for the second match on the evening session, which starts at 6.00pm local time.
Tuesday's order of play
Richard has never met the up and coming Stakhovsky before, but the young Ukranian displayed much of his talent and fighting spirit when he took on GB in the Davis Cup at the weekend.