Of course you count players ranking at the time for the meeting.
Milos got the game and the mind. Sure.
I guess I just wanted to illustrate he still has alot to prove against the bigger guys.
He's 0-6 against top 8 players and needs a win against the top guns to boost his confidence.
But he's got time on his side. Is he 22 this year?
Unless Fed is ill, I don't see him beating Roger. Now.
He is 0-6 against the top 8, but I think that he's never really been on top of his game in most of those matches.
He's played Nadal twice, in the fall of 2010 when he was ranked around 200, he was just developing, no way he had a chance then, and again in the fall of last year when he was coming back from injury, unlikely again.
he's played Ferrer 3 times, AO 2011, again was developing, possible, but Ferrer is a bad matchup for Milos, so getting 3 sets very unlikely. Against ferrer on clay in the spring in his first go around on the clay, no chance. And he played Ferrer again when he was coming back from injury.
He played Roddick in Memphis is what was his best chance and almost pulled it off.
I've never really had the feeling when he went into one of these matches that he was playing as best he could, except maybe against Roddick. I have that feeling now, to me this feels like his first real oppurtunity to pull of the big win.
That being said I don't think he'll win this time, and if he doesn't I won't think he's gonna win his next match against a top 5 player, but I do believe it's coming eventually, just a matter of when. This could be it, and it might not be it, we'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out.
Also, Milos is 5-8 against the top 10. Drawing the line at top 8 makes it look worse than it actually is, he's played well against number 9 and 10. 2 wins over verdasco at 9, a win over Tipsarevic at 9. A win over Youzhny at 10, and a win over Almagro at 10. A loss to Monfils at 10, and a loss way back in 2009 against Gonzalez when he qualified for the Rogers cup that year
and yes Milos will be 22 this year, in december I believe, so a ways away yet.