Rios vs Safin!!

08-01-2002, 05:36 AM
WOWOWOW!! Good third round clash!!

Rios just bounced Moya back in convincent 7-5 7-5 win! Marat, as always playing good, but had some troubles to defeat Andrei. Rios or Marat???? Who'll win????

I really want Rios to win, even liking Marat more. I want Rios to comeback in style, and become more confident like the beginning of year, tho' he have a real BUT REAL test now...

Should be very exciting! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

08-01-2002, 05:40 AM
Heads to Head :

2000-05-08 Rome Clay R64 Marat Safin (RUS) 6-1 6-4
2000-05-15 Hamburg Clay SF Marat Safin (RUS) 7-6(8) 6-2
2001-10-15 Stuttgart Indoor Hardcourt R32 Marcelo Rios (CHI) 7-6(4) 6-3

Marat SAFIN (RUS) leeads Marcelo RIOS (CHI) 2-1

Lucas Arg
08-01-2002, 06:18 AM
This will be a nice match to watch, tomorrow ESPN will show it live:)

08-01-2002, 01:33 PM
Yeah, it should be a great match to watch... Hopefully ESPN-Star will show it in Asia as well. :)

08-01-2002, 01:34 PM
Vamos Rios :) :)

08-01-2002, 02:01 PM
I will not be at home when they show it :fiery:
Ill watch it at night when I get home, though. If Im bored enough, I may even write a report. hehe ;)

GO SAFIN! :bounce:

08-01-2002, 04:09 PM
I'll see it live :angel:

08-01-2002, 04:44 PM
go Marat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

08-01-2002, 06:18 PM
ON paper of course Marat is the favourite, though I would like to see Rios go through. He needs some confidence boosting wins.

08-01-2002, 07:23 PM
C'mon Marat! Avenge Yevgeny's loss to a South American! ;)

08-01-2002, 07:28 PM
Yeah go Marat! Win this and beat Canas next!
(Sorry Rios) :p

08-01-2002, 07:34 PM
I wish I could have seen this today :sad: And I have no coverage of this match either *bangs tv* :fiery:

08-01-2002, 07:35 PM
i wish i had Sky Sports Extra :mad:

Chloe le Bopper
08-02-2002, 05:01 AM
This was beautiful - I sat in the scorching heat the entire match.

It was soooo good. Some flashes of Rios of old - no one cuts corners, creates angles, and puts together a point like Rios does, just incredible.

Safin as well, was playing wonderfully.

It was good untill Rios took an injury break up 6-5, with Safin to serve in the 3rd - Rios wasn't the same after that.

He wasn't moving well anymore, and played a bad tie break :(

08-02-2002, 02:38 PM
Becca: Sounds like you had a good day yesterday.
Pleased to hear Rios showed some of his old brilliance. Hope this gives him confidence for the next t'ment a& trust the injury is something very small

Chloe le Bopper
08-02-2002, 05:09 PM
dbc - I hope that Rios can come back too, he's so good.

I've only seen him on TV a couple times before, and WOW...

The shots that he makes - no one plays like he does, just no one..
I almost wanted him to win just to see him play on tv today.

It is too bad about his injury though - and IMO he was clearly hurt, he didn't move well after getting treated.