Well I think he is going to be at a career high ranking after this Challenger, so really this year has been a huge success. It is always difficult to come back after a long break with injury - but solid results on the challenger circuit will always insure a decent ranking. The goal is to keep playing well, and the ranking will certainly be good enough to gain direct entrance to the AO.
Of course Matchu only showing up when Luczak is doing well and ranting about rankings.
Well he will make it directly at the AO, he has another challenger in Tarragona before he goes off the clay, where it will be harder for him, but the ranking will look after itself.