After a long wait for David's wildcard to be officially confirmed and then a bit of chaos about the seeding, here it is, David's draw for Winston-Salem. He is seeded, 14th, and gets a bye in the first round. And he has been drawn into the bottom half, into Alexandr Dolgopolov's quarter:
 Sam Querrey (USA) vs BYE
Santiago Giraldo (COL) vs Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Donald Young (USA) vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
BYE vs  Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
[14 WC] David Nalbandian (ARG) vs BYE
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Robin Haase (NED)
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs Lukas Lacko (SVK)
BYE vs  Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
The complete draw you can view here.
So David will play his first match, in the second round, either against an "old acquaintance" or against someone, who has so far only admired his game from afar. Nikolay Davydenko (currently #50) David has already faced a dozen times, including matches at Masters events, Slams and in Davis Cup (match record: 7-5 for David). Davydenko was forced to retire at Cincy this week, due to shoulder problems. What this means for his appearance at this event remains to be seen. Against Robin Haase (#44) on the other hand, David has never played before. But a year ago, at Winston-Salem actually, Haase still named him as one of his three toughest opponents in this video for the ATP site, saying that for him, David is one of the greatest players ever.
In the third round, David would be bound to meet the fourth seed Alexandr Dolgopolov (#16), who seems to have been struggling a little since winning the title at Washington, with first-round exits at Toronto and Cincy (where he only got two games against Davydenko). It would be David's first meeting with Dolgopolov.
But first of all, we'll see who David's first opponent is going to be.