Originally Posted by jmf07
In terms of trying to progress to the SF it isn't a good draw but it should be a good guide as to where he is at on the pro tour with players of varying ability in his quarter.
You're right. Each round gets markedly more difficult in terms of the ranking of his opponent (assuming results go to seeding), so it will be a great way to see where he is at.
I just really hope he wins his first round so the pressure is off him to get a senior ranking.