I like this draw, for David. Berankis in many ways is quite similar to Goffin, but Goffin does a lot of things a little bit better than Berankis. There games have slight conceptual differences, though, and it's dangerous for me to compare them as similar.
As a huge fan of both, it's a nightmare draw for me. I wish both of them luck and may the better man win.
Wasn't surprised. He's not strong enough for three weeks in a row yet.
Enjoy a great off-season David and lets see you come firing all cylinders in 2013 at Chennai! Stay healthy, and grow tougher! Great chances there in Chennai IMO, provided he gets a slightly favourable draw, which he just might, given his year end ranking.
Why is David not playing in Chennai? He did so well there in the past. Should have at least made it 3 years in a row. I hope his decision to play Brisbane doesn't get him a first round exit. Really want to see him make a great AO 2013, and he needs at least a few matches to begin with.