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Dolgopolov, the new Ríos?

I've only seen one match on his but it seems some people are already comparing the two guys. His game seemed unotodhox at the time but I don't rememeber thinking about its resemblance to Ríos game. I'll try to see Murray-Dolgo match to make my own judgment.

In any case, his game seems to be inspired by Ríos:

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Also an interesting passing comment about how tennis has gotten more monotone in this era.

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Re: Dolgopolov, the new Ríos?

hmm - I saw Dolgopolov at RG last year - and he didn't strike me then as Rioslike. Besides, there will only ever be one Rios

I think for me the most talented of all times was (Marcelo) Rios. Marat Safin, 2004

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abraxas 'n his threads....how could be new rios?
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Re: Dolgopolov, the new Ríos?

Even though Rios might be a bit overrated by some, calling Dolgo the next Rios is... well... over the top, to put it mildly.

Even if he were more successful, Rios' groundstrokes very technically very solid while Dolgo's are not

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Dolgo's bringing sexyback. Rios is a legend amongst legends
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Nah no way mate.
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Rios was one of the great 'individuals' of tennis. His never winning a slam and yet being number 1 in the world is a bit like an all-time-great cult movie not winning an Oscar.
He was what he was and everyone dealt with that. Besides he did the 360. Respect. Tennis needs such people.

Dolgopolov has much to live up to.

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In terms of style - they are somehow similar. In terms of talent - I doubt that Dolgopolov will achieve half of the things Rios did, but maybe I will be wrong....
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Rios was the great 'individuals' of tennis. His never winning a slam and yet being number 1 in the world is a bit like an all-time-great cult movie not winning an Oscar.
He was what he was and everyone dealt with that. Besides he did the 360. Respect. Tennis needs such people.

Dolgopolov has much to live up to.
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don't be fooled by that ponytail.......
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dolgos fh reminds me of sampras. hes got a good running cc fh as well. as far as rios goes he is not that talented. no one is.
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dolgos fh reminds me of sampras. hes got a good running cc fh as well. as far as rios goes he is not that talented. no one is.
Which Sampras are you talking about ?
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dolgos fh reminds me of sampras. hes got a good running cc fh as well. as far as rios goes he is not that talented. no one is.
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Even though Rios might be a bit overrated by some, calling Dolgo the next Rios is... well... over the top, to put it mildly.

Even if he were more successful, Rios' groundstrokes very technically very solid while Dolgo's are not
well, to make myself clear, i certainly don't think or expect dolgo to be as talented as rios or even to achieve as much but i'm just wondering if their games can be considered a bit alike.

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Rios will never been matched again in his uniqueness.

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