Re: Marcelo "CH1NO" R1OS Thread!!!!!!
Marcelo wins in Chile!
Marcelo Ríos was imposed Pete Sampras in a deluxe party in Sand Santiago.
Both former Nº1 of the world offered a he/she rushes of high technical, very disputed level and where the national one conquered for 3-6, 6-3 and 7-6(4), in 1 hour and 43 minutes.
Sampras, 36 years old, began with the whole encounter, insinuating that he/she would take the confrontation very seriously. It broke in the second game, being ahead for 2-0.
Although Ríos, 32 years old, was able to break of having returned by a double it lacks of the North American, the natural of Washington it got the break in the fourth game again.
The winner of 14 Grand Slam had enough the advantage to keep the initial sleeve for an expressive one 6-3, in 29 minutes. Ríos was not able to with a Sampras that showed a superlative level and that perfectly it could be among the 20 or 30 of the ATP, according to the experts.
In the partial second the panorama would vary, in spite of the fact that the American broke in the third game, taking advantage.
Chinese, more put in the court and already quite suitable to the quick court of the Sand Santiago, recovered the break in the fourth game (2-2) and he/she returned to repeat in the sixth (4-2).
Sampras continued taking out at great level, but it could not avoid that the Left-handed of Vitacura fastened the chapter for 6-3, in 31 minutes.
In the third and definitive partial both pulled up winning their chances very well to the serve. Sampras based on their good service and solid net game and Ríos grace to their formidable doll.
After an even Sep, the most dramatic and touching thing one lived in the twelfth game, when Ríos saved four party balls and it forced the tie break.
In the definition, also for the heart attack, the best Chilean racket in the history was imposed by 7-4, keeping a bereavement of high technical level.
In the professional era, Sampras had defeated Ríos in the two occasions in that you/they faced: In Roland Garros 1994 (7-6(5), 7-6(4) and 6-4) and in Sttutgart 2001 (4-6, 7-6(3) and 6-4).
Also, Pistol Pete repeated the victory last Sunday in Sao Paulo, in the final of the Nosas Caixa Grand Champions, for 6-2 and 7-6 (5), valid for the Tour of Veteran.
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
"Rios ... he has a beautiful game, great forehand and great touch," Federer, World number 1
Guillermo Coria: "Ríos and Vilas are my two idols"