LOL, it's weird!
September 2002, Salvador (hardcourt):
1st round: George Bastl def. Julio Silva 6-4 2-6 6-3
This comperatively cheap victory against this Brazilian guy, ranked about #230 back then, was his last ATP maindraw win BEFORE going into this week's action in Indy
And now he is beating high ranked people like Hrbaty on his way to his first three match ATP maindraw winning streak since September 2000
, before losing to Safin in the semifinals of Tashkent. Also notable, the year before already, in 1999, he even made the final in Tashkent, losing to the guy in my avatar.
Sure, I see, Fish helped him with his injury, but it's still an interesting story I think!
"Where did he come from?"
--- "OUT OF NOWHERE!!"