This guy thinks that the gap between the top 4 and the rest of the field isn't so big? The same guy who put up such an "impressive" display against Nadal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBk1Vx-NduM
Ok then. I guess beating up on Istomin makes you higher than Northern Lights.
Both his matches against Rafa are not telling much, it was on faster outdoor HC what should favour him, but first match in 2010 Rafa was playing great, confident after USO that he won and won also Tokyo, on other side Milos in 2010 was not the same guy like 2011 and not even close to right now 2012. Their 2nd clash in Tokyo - Rafa was playing again great, made F in USO and F in Tokyo too, on other side Milos was after major recovery-hip surgery, he even lost before Tokyo in DC against Weintraub... so he was out of form, was happy that is on the tour.