It's strange : he's 30 and never won anything great (no 500, no MS)
How is it possible to be in top 20 without winning a single tourney in 2011 ?
You don't have to win something to get points.
“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
An achievement nonetheless. Back in 2005 he was in his theoretical prime. Plus he's a good chance to go above 20th before the end of the year. Lopez has the kind of game that will serve him well in his early 30s.