And here's what came out of it.
David has been drawn into the bottom half and there into the bottom, i.e. Novak Djokovic's quarter. Though actually, it should be known as the Argentine quarter of the draw. For it not only includes David but also Leonardo Mayer, Charly Berlocq and Pico, as well as David's opponent in the first round:
 Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs David Nalbandian (ARG)
Benjamin Becker (GER) vs Ryan Harrison (USA)
Lukasz Kubot (POL) vs Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs  Andreas Seppi (ITA)
 Andy Roddick (USA) vs [Q] Rhyne Williams (USA)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs Bernard Tomic (AUS)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs Fabio Fognini (ITA)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs  Juan Monaco (ARG)
 Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs Jesse Levine (USA)
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs [Q] Matthias bachinger (GER)
Steve Darcis (BEL) vs Malek Jaziri (TUN)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs  Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
 Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Olivier Rochus (BEL)
[WC] Dennis Novikov (USA) vs Jerzy Janowicz (POL)
Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA) vs [Q] Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA) vs  Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Complete draw here.
The upper half of the draw will begin on Monday, which means that David's match will take place on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
So David will be up against Delpo - a match-up that hasn't happened since the autumn of 2008. Their four previous encounters have one thing in common, they all took place indoors. Three of them in a row during the indoor swing in 2008. The match record stands at 3-1 for David. But it's been a while.
In three weeks' time they'll be teammates in the Davis Cup semifinal. In a couple of days they'll be opponents in the first round. In a match that will receive a lot of attention and that will certainly take place on one of the big courts. Whether David is ready for this kind of match, we'll see.