The 28th seed this year, he has been drawn into the lower half of the draw, which will get started on Tuesday.
There, David is in the upper, i.e. Federer's quarter:
 David Ferrer (ESP) vs Benoit Paire (FRA)
Ivan Dodig (CRO) vs [LL] Ryan Harrison (USA)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs [Q] Karol Beck (SVK)
Andrey Golubev (KAZ) vs  Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
 Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) vs Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
[Q] Rik de Voest (RSA) vs Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo (ESP)
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs [Q] Cedric-Marcel Stebe (GER)
[LL] Go Soeda (JPN) vs  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
 Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
John Isner (USA) vs Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
Somdev Devvarman (IND) vs Denis Gremelmayr (GER)
Juan Monaco (ARG) vs  Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
 David Nalbandian (ARG) vs Julian Reister (GER)
Florent Serra (FRA) vs Andreas Haider-Maurer (AUT)
Adrian Mannarino (FRA) vs QUALIFIER
Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) v  Roger Federer (SUI)
Complete draw here.
In short: David's first-round opponent will be Julian Reister (currently #135).
And the first seeded player bound to cross his path in the third round is - Roger Federer...
Tomorrow's final match at the Boodles Challenge David will play against his training partner at Stoke Park - "the other David" Ferrer. Weather permitting, play will start at 2.30pm local.