Prior to the Davis Cup tie against Romania, Richard gave a few words about what Davis Cup means to him.
You can listen to the interview here or alternatively, we have transcribed it.
Richard, what has Davis Cup done for you personally? What does it mean to you?
"It's the most important tournament for me in the year. I prefer to play in Davis Cup than Grand Slams. It's so important for me to play for France, for my country."
"When I was a child I saw Forget and Leconte in 1991 and it was incredible for me. I wanted to play tennis after so it's the most important tournament for me."