Monte Carlo 2009
David is in the second quarter of the draw, which looks like this:
 MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
QUALIFIER vs  CILIC, Marin CRO
 NALBANDIAN, David ARG vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
ACASUSO, Jose ARG vs GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs SERRA, Florent FRA
BYE vs  DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS
Tough draw, right from the start as these smaller draw Masters events tend to be. David does have a 3-0 head-to-head record over Mathieu, but I just never feel like I know what's going to happen particularly at the start of tournaments.
But right now, I'm just really hoping that the match doesn't get scheduled on the Sunday, with no TV coverage (but I have a bad feeling it will be).