actually lenders, ferrer will not gain any points regardless of his result here. he is already maxed out on other countable tournaments...
so maybe this can get the message through to you that he plays these events for 2 reasons
1. to stay in form... some players do not do well with long breaks
2. to gain confidence... winning 5 straight matches is a great way to keep confidence up especially approaching a part of the year where ferrer has many points to defend
in addition, he is playing alongside monaco who beat him in valencia last year on hard courts and nishikori who beat him on grass at the olympics earlier this year
this is not exactly a guaranteed win for him... but nice try