Next week, in March 2013, David will play his 12th edition of Miami, or the Sony Open Tennis as it's called nowadays, having only missed it in 2004 and 2011. It's the Masters event he has played more often than any other but with limited success, as his overall record of 10-11 shows. His only real run at Miami David had back in 2006, when he made it through to the semifinal (where he was rather comprehensively defeated by Ivan Ljubicic). With the third round, without a bye, that he reached in 2010 as his second-best result. All of his other appearances at Miami's Crandon Park, however, ended with either losing the first match he played, or winning the first and then losing the second. Like last year, when he beat Steve Darcis before going out in the second round against Janko Tipsarevic.
I sometimes call it the Curse of Miami, David's tradition of early exits at this event. The slow surface, the heat and humidity, the often windy conditions - Miami isn't the kind of tournament that was made for him. And winning more than one match would be an achievement. But with a decent draw - maybe he can.
David is in the main draw now without needing a wildcard (after Mardy Fish pulled out as well).
And the exhibition mentioned in the comments won't take place. Apparently, some Chilean organisers have been trying to get David to play an event in Chile for years but for now he has no such plans (source).
The Miami draw will follow the same rules as at Indian Wells. So he'll face an unseeded opponent in the first round, after that he can meet any of the 32 seeds.
Coverage, i.e. streams will apparently be available from the start of the second round on.
The draw ceremony will take place on Monday, March 18, at 12.15pm local.