Richard has been named as one of a four-man French team, that will take on Russia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
Joining Richard in France's Davis Cup team are Arnaud Clement, Michael Llodra and Sebastien Grosjean.
The tie, in Moscow, Russia, will take place 6-8 April. The surface is red clay.
Representing Russia will be Igor Andreev, Nikolay Davydenko, Marat Safin and Mikhail Youzhny.