Currently ranked outside the Top 100 right now, Daniel Gimeno-Traver already had reason to celebrate when he qualified for the main draw in the prestigious Madrid Open. When he won the first set against Romanian veteran, Victor Hanescu, he had another reason to celebrate, since that should likely improve his ranking a bit. Finally, when he took a set off current world #1 Novak Djokovic, and was almost toe to toe with him in the third set, it showed what he was really capable of doing! Well, admittedly, Novak looked a bit sluggish, since he was just returning to the game, but still, Gimeno-Traver was sharp enough to backpedal the world #1.
I hope his experience here would give Daniel the confidence that he could make life difficult even for a #1 player and if he could just consistently do that, the rankings will just follow.