Seeded 18th, Richard will face Filippo Volandri in the first round of the Australian Open, in Melbourne.
The match is scheduled for first up at 11.00am (local time) on Show Court 2. Monday's order of play
Placed in the first quarter, Richard is in a tough section, as he is seeded to meet last year's runner up, Marcos Bahgdatis in the third round.
See the full draw here