Gasquet is the top seed in the Kingfisher Airlines Open in Mumbai - his first tournament back since the US Open.
In the first round Richard will face Kristof Vliegen.
Hewitt is the second seed in Mumbai, with Mathieu and Nieminen completing the top four seeds.
Richard is seeded to meet Koubek in the quarterfinals.
This will be Richard's first year playing in Mumbai. The tournamrnt gets underway on Monday, 24th September.