Looks like he's playing the challenger tour this year.
Played New Caledonia at the start of the year and lost in the third round if qualifying to World Number 240 Krajicek. Though he beat the number 284 in Q2.
He beat 2 seeded players in the Qualifiers to reach the main draw at West Lakes and is currently 6-3 4*-3 against (6) Matt Reid who won a challenger event just a couple of days ago and is currently ranked 183.
Wawrinka - Kokkinakis - Simon - Del Potro - Nishikori