From the Californian desert over to the Florida Keys: After Indian Wells, it's now time for the second Masters event of the season - Miami. Once again, David doesn't need the wildcard he was supposed to receive from the organisers, as altogether ten players from the main draw have pulled out.
And here's what's ahead for David at Miami, this year. He has been drawn into the bottom half once again but this time not into Nadal's but Andy Murray's quarter:
 Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs BYE
Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs [WC] Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
BYE vs  Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)
 Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs BYE
[Q] Antonio Veic (CRO) vs [WC] Denis Kudla (USA)
David Nalbandian (ARG) vs Steve Darcis (BEL)
BYE vs  Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
 Gilles Simon (FRA) vs BYE
[Q] Roberto Bautista-Agut (ESP) vs Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Robin Haase (NED) vs [WC] Marinko Matosevic (AUS)
BYE vs  Jürgen Melzer (AUT)
 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs BYE
Dudi Sela (ISR) vs [Q] Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Alejandro Falla (COL) vs Denis Istomin (UZB)
BYE vs  Andy Murray (GBR)
The complete draw you'll find here.
Against his opponent in the first round, Steve Darcis (currently #68), David has never played before. In the second round however, he's bound to meet someone he faced only last week - Janko Tipsarevic. In a hypothetical third round, it could then be time for another premiere, a first encounter between David and Alexandr Dolgopolov. - That's as far as I'm going to look ahead at this stage.
As mentioned before, there are Masters events where David has had more success than at Miami - let's put it this way. Still, Miami also is where he played his first ever match on the Tour, against Jim Courier, back in 2000. And here's David, during that match, 18 years old...