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El Mago vs. El Chino

Guille's Girl
12-05-2004, 07:38 PM
Ha! Wish I could see this :sad: Gonna be an exibition match in....ok I don't know if it's gonna be in Chile or Argentina. Probably Chile since that's where Rios is from. SO, it's gonna be Dec. 22, El Chino's last match. I wonder why he picked Guille instead of Massu or Gonzo eh? Guille is special ja :banana:

fabolous
12-05-2004, 08:42 PM
coool! two of my favourite players. so sad that marcelo retired.. :sad: i hope guille won't kick his ass too much.

Guille's Girl
12-05-2004, 11:03 PM
:lol:

LubiG
12-15-2004, 08:42 PM
I'd love to see that! I hope it's in Argentina :)

Pancakesong
12-16-2004, 04:56 PM
sorry but where are you talking about?

kandykane
12-17-2004, 05:07 AM
who's el chino? rios???

fabolous
12-17-2004, 11:05 AM
yes and as rios retired this year he will have an exhibition match against guille to say goodbye (can i say farewell match in english?).

kandykane
12-17-2004, 02:43 PM
yeah, i think you can call it farewell match...
what would happen if he lost to guille?

Pancakesong
12-17-2004, 05:26 PM
I don't know rios:o so I have no idea what would happen.. was he good?

what means chino?

Guille's Girl
12-17-2004, 09:41 PM
:o Marcelo "El Chino" Rios. Heh! He was one of my moms' fav players. How tall was he?? 5 nothing? LMMFAO!!! :haha: Ok that NOT fuuny. But his style of play was very similar to Guille's ja. Anyway, not alot of folks liked his attitude. He was a stellar kick-ass player ja, but he didn't seem to care I guess :rolleyes: Anyway, they call him "El Chino" cuz he looks like he's Chinese. He hated that name btw :lol: I would post a pic but I'm lazy.

star
12-17-2004, 11:34 PM
It is a sad and sorry thing when Rios already has become an historical figure in tennis. :lol:

http://www.sportfiles.com/photogallery/rios/SC01-05-15.jpg

http://www.sportfiles.com/photogallery/rios/SC01-05-18.jpg

fabolous
12-17-2004, 11:54 PM
he was no 1 a few years ago. i liked his bad attitude :devil: and i loved his spectacular game! :bounce:

Guille's Girl
12-17-2004, 11:56 PM
:lol: I liked his attitude too. Of course it wasn't...RIGHT I guess. But hell, we can't all be angels now can we? :devil:

iloveguille
12-18-2004, 04:31 AM
It said on ATP site that Guille admired Agassi and Rios while growing up so this should be a fun match to see.

Deco
12-18-2004, 10:35 AM
from which country is rios?

fabolous
12-18-2004, 11:09 AM
he is from chile. here are some more pics:
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/onlsport/20010501/269377538.jpg http://www.terra.com.br/istoegente/75/fotos/internacionais02.jpg

Deco
12-18-2004, 11:18 AM
he looks idd a bit like a chinese:p

Pancakesong
12-18-2004, 03:02 PM
yeah:p but I would prefer to be called ek mago then el chino:p

Booshie
12-18-2004, 08:08 PM
I've also heard that some of Guillermo's friends call HIM El Chino, because you have to admit, he does have a Chinese look about him. Not that it's a bad thing..I think it's awesome!

Pancakesong
12-18-2004, 09:13 PM
uhuh:D you mean his eyes.. and his hair. he has *smalle* (not small-little, but the dutch meaning of it, *search in word book* narrow:p he has narrow eyes:drool:

but he has also something indian. (indian from south america, not india.)

kandykane
12-19-2004, 05:07 AM
i think he looks more indonesian than chinese, he seems darker

Pancakesong
12-19-2004, 11:06 AM
yeah could be..

fabolous
12-19-2004, 01:17 PM
maybe his ancestors are from asia. i know that the ancestors of david nalbandian are from russia, that's why he has such a strange name.

star
12-19-2004, 03:03 PM
Nalbandian is an Armenian name.

I think that Coria probably has some South American indian heritage. That's what it looks like to me. Many of these features are smilar to those found in northern asia.

fabolous
12-19-2004, 03:04 PM
you're right, armenian, not russian :smash:

Guille's Girl
12-19-2004, 06:40 PM
Don't feel :retard: Fab. Armenia was formerly part of Russia. That's why Nally has so many Russian fans ja :)

I think that you are right Star, although most Argentine folks swear dey ain't got no Indian in dey blood. Like the um...Peruvians. Mestizos are what they we're called (I think I spelled that right). SO! Anyway, Guille looks very Italian to me :drool:

Pancakesong
12-20-2004, 07:25 PM
italian? don't think so

what are mestizos?
why do they not want to be indian?

Estefania_coriafan
12-20-2004, 08:45 PM
Mestizo is the child of an indian with a spanish, that's why all latin americans are mestizos.
well, the match is going to be in Santiago, Chile this Wednesday , and i'll be there, i'm so exciting!!, the match will be transmited on www.canal13.cl if anyone wants to see it I can tell you how

Pancakesong
12-21-2004, 07:45 AM
You go to it? cool! :banana:

ooh then I love mestizos:drool:

Deco
12-21-2004, 07:50 AM
oeh Indian is the best you could be :drool: and Spanish :drool: so I love mestizo's :drool:

Pancakesong
12-21-2004, 07:53 AM
box:drool:

Deco
12-21-2004, 07:54 AM
:drool: :drool: :drool:

boliviana
12-22-2004, 07:09 PM
there may be some indian features in there but I think he looks very european . . . between the spanish and the italian . . . there's a fineness to his features that strikes me as more european than south american. Wherever it comes from, the result is gorgeous!!!

Pancakesong
12-22-2004, 07:36 PM
:D you're right! hm yeah if he looks european, then it certainly is spanish and italian, not dutch or something!

boliviana
12-22-2004, 10:02 PM
If I'm not mistaken, his dad is of spanish descent and his mom is italian . . . he has amazing bone structure that will only get better as he grows older. He will age really well. Like fine wine!!

I miss him . . . but with such apprehension for the season. I need the diversion from every day life . .

Fergie
12-22-2004, 11:03 PM
I wonder why he picked Guille instead of Massu or Gonzo eh? Guille is special ja :banana:
Because Massu is injury and Gonzo isn't Marcelo friend :p

I will go to the match now if I take good Guillermo's pics I will post later ;)

tennyfan
12-23-2004, 03:41 AM
Thanks, Fergie! Can't wait to hear about the match!

Christie

fabolous
12-23-2004, 11:39 AM
uhhh match is over and rios won 6-4 7-5 :eek:
i think guille just let him win his last match ;)

Fergie
12-23-2004, 12:14 PM
Tha match was good, a lot of great points ... I'm not sure if Coria lest Marcelo to win but this was the best match that Marcelo played in his tour :)

http://www.lun.com/imagenes/2004/12/22/stgo5170.jpg

Carolinita
12-23-2004, 01:58 PM
I also went to see the match...Marcelo and Guillermo played very good!!!. Even I must to say that Coria was giving more loudly to the ball than Marcelo, but El Chino demonstrated that he has better wrist than Coria (but of course Coria is super in it) ;) I also will put my pics here :)

star
12-23-2004, 02:24 PM
Thanks for the reports!!

:) :kiss: :)

Fergie
12-23-2004, 02:36 PM
I found some pics:

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino13_1222.jpg

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino15_1222.jpg

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino24_1222.jpg

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino36_1222.jpg

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino39_1222.jpg

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino43_1222.jpg

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino52_1222.jpg

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino53_1222.jpg

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino69_1222.jpg

http://olivia.canal13.cl/medios/data/Deportes/Tenis/chino72_1222.jpg

star
12-23-2004, 03:20 PM
Fantastico! Thanks!

:bigclap:

Pancakesong
12-23-2004, 03:53 PM
:D thanQ!

Pancakesong
12-23-2004, 03:57 PM
If I'm not mistaken, his dad is of spanish descent and his mom is italian . . . he has amazing bone structure that will only get better as he grows older. He will age really well. Like fine wine!!

I miss him . . . but with such apprehension for the season. I need the diversion from every day life . .

oooeeh:drool:

what do you mean with bone structure?

Carolinita
12-23-2004, 04:14 PM
Coria was really nice on court. Even, when he changed of side (first set), he took the umpire's microphone and he said: "what does happens I don't hear 'Chi-Chi-Chi le-le-le'"!!! ...and the whole people began to shout 'Chi-Chi-Chi le-le-le'
(I include myself) ;)

ataptc
12-23-2004, 04:20 PM
thanks Fergie for the pics and carolinita for the report :)
guille looks good :drool: the back of his hair under the cap looks shorter? i hope so!

boliviana
12-23-2004, 05:10 PM
oooeeh:drool:

what do you mean with bone structure?

He doesn't have Andean features . . . and I don't see very distinct indian features. He has softer features . . . his hands are really fine . . . long, slender. His entire build is slight. I have relatives from Italy - he'd fit just fine. But I am the first to acknowledge that I could be ALL wrong. It's complete speculation on my part.

Pancakesong
12-23-2004, 05:29 PM
I think you're right! andean= from the andes?

Pancakesong
12-23-2004, 05:31 PM
Coria was really nice on court. Even, when he changed of side (first set), he took the umpire's microphone and he said: "what does happens I don't hear 'Chi-Chi-Chi le-le-le'"!!! ...and the whole people began to shout 'Chi-Chi-Chi le-le-le'
(I include myself) ;)


:D:inlove: so cool!
he said that in spanish? (duh)

Carolinita
12-23-2004, 06:44 PM
:D:inlove: so cool!
he said that in spanish? (duh)
yeah of course...we are in Chile and we speak in spanish here ;) He said: "Vamos qué pasa que no se escucha el 'Chi-Chi-Chi le-le-le'!!! "

boliviana
12-23-2004, 07:56 PM
I think you're right! andean= from the andes?

Yes from the Andes . . . peru, bolivia, etc.

I just want to see him play again . . . this is no fun.

Guille's Girl
12-23-2004, 10:43 PM
yeah of course...we are in Chile and we speak in spanish here ;) He said: "Vamos qué pasa que no se escucha el 'Chi-Chi-Chi le-le-le'!!! "

:haha: Awesome!!

Guille's Girl
12-23-2004, 10:57 PM
If I'm not mistaken, his dad is of spanish descent and his mom is italian . . . he has amazing bone structure that will only get better as he grows older. He will age really well. Like fine wine!!

I miss him . . . but with such apprehension for the season. I need the diversion from every day life . .

I think he said his.....grandfather on his dads side (note: I'm not exactly sure) is of Italian decent. And his grandmother on his dads side is Spanish...well, one of his grandmothers is Spanish. I'm not sure which side :shrug:

Estefania_coriafan
12-23-2004, 11:42 PM
Guille is even hotter than in TV (if that is possible)!!!!!, I took a couple of pictures, I'll put them here, when I take them off the camera. The match was really great, Guille's play is so great!!, I just love him!!! I still can't wake up....The only problem was than Guille didn't see the poster i did for him, anyway it was a great match i could be really near to him!!, I'm in love!!!!!

ataptc
12-24-2004, 03:32 PM
i'll be waiting for all your pics! :)

iloveguille
12-25-2004, 05:14 PM
From the posted pictures, looks like Guille had his hair cut short already, right? Yeah!!! Carolinita, you went to see the match. Can you confirm it?

Carolinita
12-25-2004, 05:19 PM
From the posted pictures, looks like Guille had his hair cut short already, right? Yeah!!! Carolinita, you went to see the match. Can you confirm it?
Yeah...According to what I could see, he has his hair shorter than in TMC ;)

Guille's Girl
12-26-2004, 12:32 AM
:banana: I still wish it was shorter though :p I am SO ungrateful :haha:

Aww bless you Estefania :hug: Hopefully you will be able to show him your poster another time.

Pancakesong
12-31-2004, 01:28 PM
what kind of poster was it, estefania?