The tour moves from Vienna to Madrid this week, and unseeded Richard has been dealt a hard time of it.
In the first round he will face the in-form, Jarkko Nieminen.
Full singles draw
This will be the first meeting between Gasquet and Nieminen. Nieminen has been in hot form this year, just last week reaching the final in Stockholm.
If Richard makes it past the Finn, next up is the seeded Novak Djokovic...
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