Richard is in Indian Wells this week, to play in the first Masters Series Event of the year - the Pacific Life Open.
Seeded eigth, Richard is in the bottom half of the draw, and after receiving a bye into round 2, he will face Robin Soderling.
Full singles' draw
Richard's match is scheduled for Saturday and will be second on Court 4. Play for the day starts at 11.00am local time.
Saturday's order of play
Richard is also playing in the doubles event in Indian Wells. He has teamed up with Robert Lindstedt, a doubles specialist.
In the first round they defeated the wild card pairing of Tsonga and Grosjean 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.