I read in an ATP article that Ferrer isn't too happy about his No.4 ranking. Says Rafa deserves it more than he does, and he does have a good point. Ferrer can't change the rankings but I'm sure it isn't beyond the bounds of possibility for the Wimbledon organisers to change the seedings, just for once.
I don't think they will change the seedings. Neither do I think they should really, purely to accomodate Nadal. It's not the fault of any other player that he spent 7 months out, for whatever reason. Delpo didn't get a helping hand when he was out for the best part of a year.
I suspect Ferrer thinks exactly the same as me about Wimbledon, that he will be the fall guy for Nadal. There's no way the tournament would chance losing Djokovic, Andy, Nadal or Federer as early as the quarters if they can help it, so my instinct is that Ferrer will be the one Nadal meets in the quarters, unless of course the tournament organisers are stupid, in which case they'll put Andy and Nadal together, you mark my words. The fact is that Djokovic, Andy, Nadal and Federer all have more chance of winning the thing than Ferrer though, so I think he will be the one who goes, assuming they all make the quarters of course.
Ferrer's wrong to say he doesn't deserve his ranking. He's worked hard while Nadal has been out. He's made use of his opportunities well, winning Paris, getting to the Miami final, getting to the final of RG this year too. He's also remarkably consistent in the slams and regular tournaments. It wasn't his fault Nadal was out - unless of course he knee-capped him when no one was looking (gosh, what a temptation) - so he shouldn't feel uncomfortable about it. He should just get on with it and focus on keeping Nadal at 5, and find a way to beat him.