Well sure Ferrer isn't top 3, but I don't like the draw that much... Haase can be a very dangerous player in the first match, and then Ferrer deserves its #6, so I don't see Gilles going that far. I hope I'm wrong.
Ferrer is by no mean easy, but considering that Gilles has to draft a top 8 in R3 no matter what, and top 1 to 5 are all tough draw. Roddick in US tournament is also a tough draw. I mean, no top 8 is easy anyway, and Ferrer just went to SF of Aussie 2 mths ago. I will probably prefer Berdych, who's a little injured it seems and Gilles has a positive H-to-H against. But then, things don't always go our way.
Haase is very dangerous, but there's a lot of dangerous floaters around that are much worse than Haase (Del Potro, for example).
I don't think this draw is easy, I just think it could be much worse, so this is relatively not bad. But it's never easy in ATP1000 tournament, when he's seeded to meet a top 8 in R3. He needs to get back to top 16