I think Andy will be the main draw of the event for the organisers, even if Ferrer is playing, which seems uncertain.
I suppose we don't know just now, but all things being equal I think Andy has a pretty good opportunity for a good week. If he can string it together he must surely be the best in the field.
Normally I would think someone like Gulbis would suit Andy to a tee. Gulbis is a big hitter and Andy likes that, or seems to.
If it came to it against Ferrer, I'd pick a fit Andy any time on hard, or anything but clay for that matter. If Andy was below par I could see Ferrer getting through him, but I think it would be close. Andy just seems to have Ferrer's measure.
Fingers crossed for a good week, and hopefully title 29 at the end of it.
By the way, how good of the organisers to get rid of the clay in Acapulco. I vote they do the same at RG. Put grass down instead, that would really pee Nadal off