Richard will lead France in their Davis Cup World Group First Round clash against Romania this weekend.
The draw was made today for France's away tie to Romania in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group. As France's No. 1 player, Richard will lead off on Friday when he takes on Victor Hanescu.
Australian Open finalist and France's No. 2 player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will follow in Friday's action when he faces the experienced Andrei Pavel.
Saturday's doubles pitches Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra against the Romanian duo of Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau, with the reverse singles being contested on Sunday.
See the full draw: