I was just thinking about how fast Milos' rise was, from 156 to 27 in these 4 months this year, and was wondering how it compared to top players so I took the date that the top player was first ranked just inside 156 to when he first got ranked inside 27 and this is what i found
Nadal - March 3/2003 - April 4/2005, - - > 2 years, 1 month
Federer - Febuary 22/1999 - November 6/2000 - - > 1 year 8 months, 2 weeks
Djokovic - April 11/2005 - July 31/2006 - - > 1 year, 3 months, 3 weeks
Murray - July 25/2005 - August 14/2006 - - > 1 year, 3 weeks
I'm not saying he will be as good as these players(I really hope he will) but it sure puts into context really how fast his rise has been.
I actually thought Nadal's was much faster because he won RG the first time he played it(and again, and again, etc.) but because he was injured first time around I guess it took longer
You should post this in GM! It would definitely shut up the haters