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Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

Marcelo leads in pretty much every category, except that Thomas has won a Slam.

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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

Which one is religious and you'd have the winner?

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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

You've answered your own question in your post and so it depends on if you cosnider slams as the be all and end all of criterion. If so then ToJo is your man and if not it's hard to argue with Rios credentials outside the slams.

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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

Not by much, but Rios is.

Tojo won that lucky slam, so he is greater? :retard:


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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

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Rios.

Had Johansson won 2 Slams (or shown some consistency in other Slams) there would be no doubt, but as it is he's the definition of One Slam Wonder.

That said, Rios' Slam record is rather poor for a player of his caliber, even if we resign to the fact that he didn't win one.

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but i think i'd go for rios.

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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

Rios easy.

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Stop reminding that Tojo is a slam winner.

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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

Talent isnt only striking the ball nicely. That is all I can say about Rios.

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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

How long till Madrid?

I vote Johansson. The question was "Who is greater?" Johannson had greater success because he won a slam. Rios is possibly the most overrated player of all time.
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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

It's obvious

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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

I bet that Tojo is the envy of so many players. He has won a both a grand slam title, and a masters series title (at Montreal in 1999), while so many talented players fail to win any titles above ISG/IS level.
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Re: Who is greater: Marcelo Rios vs Thomas Johansson?

Tojo isn't as bad player like most make him out to be, as he was playing well in 2005 getting to the SF of Wimbledon before he got that nasty eye injury which set him back quite a bit, which he really has never recovered from.

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