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Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

They seem to play the same type of game.......
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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

Simply because Nadal is a lefty? There was only one Rios.
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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

ah... Nadal and Rios.

So long as Nadal doesn't have the moody, self destructive streak.
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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

nah, Rios was more of an artist from the back, and his strokes are as flat as a pancake!
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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

Rios had the ups.
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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

Nadal doesn't have half of Rios' talent.
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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

Actually, I would say Nadal has a good two-thirds of Rios' talent, and at least twice as much heart and determination. But it's fair to say that even with a Rios-like serve, he would probably have held onto that break in the third set.

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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

He doesnt play like Rios

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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

Am stunned at this comparison! No way is Nadal like Rios - except he's a lefty. As has been said here, Rios was far more talented and a true artist. I like Nadal, but he's no-where near the class of Rios. Their styles are different. Nadal plays a retrieving game for a start. Ridiculous comparison.

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

Marcelo has an enormous talent. Gaudio, RG champion 2004

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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

Rios is more talented, better shotmaker, can take the ball earlier than Nadal.
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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

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Nadal doesn't have half of Rios' talent.
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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

In the end, it doesn't matter if Rios was more talented than Federer, Laver, and Sampras combined, he left without Grand Slams because (I've heard; never seen him play, though, I wish I had) of a lack of determination and competitive fire, unlike Nadal. I'm sure both are pretty good players to have reached the points they have, anyway!

I haven't seen Borg play, of course, but does anybody who has think Nadal might have a similar - not necessarily identical - game? Borg played great on grass and clay; Nadal, of course, is expected to do well at the French, but he has said that he wants Wimbledon, too, which I found a bit odd.



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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

Rios? Give me a break.. He is nothing like Rios. Nadal is just a claycourter, a retriever, permanently residing 10 feet behind the baseline who mastered feeding a topspin junk and getting everything back. Topspin version of Hewitt. Rios was an artist. Rios was taking the ball extremely early, that takes a lot of talent.
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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

no

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Re: Is Nadal the new Rios with a better attitude?

looks like the Fed fans are feeling threatened .

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