The draw for TMS Monte Carlo was released on Saturday. Richard is seeded 11, and he has a tough first round against Fernando Verdasco.
Check out the full singles draw here
Richard is also playing doubles in Monte Carlo. He's teaming up with Julien Benneteau, and in the first round they will face Kohlmann/Levinsky. See the full doubles draw here
Monte Carlo holds some special memories for Richard. He made his breakthrough here as a 15 year old against Squillari in 2002.
In 2005, Richard went on to reach the semifinals in Monte Carlo, and famously knocked out Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.
Richard was unable to play in Monte Carlo last year due to injury, so he will be looking to pick up some ranking points.