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Marcelo Ríos and David Sánchez will play the final this sunday. Good luck to both of them but I prefer to see "el Chino" Ríos winning finally one title in his land.
¡Vamos Chino, uno más, sólo uno más! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
 

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This is the reason why he is not seeded.

Coria is seeded 8, the current rankings are:
36 Coria, Guillermo (ARG ) 960

37 Rios, Marcelo (CHI ) 945

Marcelo will surpass Coria the next monday, but as you know the draw is made the previous week.
Yes Marcelo Ríos vs Guga Kuerten in first round, sucks! I would like to see that match but in QF's at least.
Anyeway good luck to Marcelo tomorrow ;)
 

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Blimey, Kuerten-Rios first round! What a match-up... and since it's in Argentina, I guess the crowd will be impartial and simply enjoy a contest between players from the two other great tennis nations of South America.

Rios is obviously pretty confident about the final against Sanchez, judging by what he said in his interview, but he shouldn't be too relaxed about it; the last time they played in Palermo last year, Sanchez had a match point in the final set tiebreak before Rios won it 7-5, 4-6, 7-6.
 

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El chino vs El quijote.
The match has started, this is the best and maybe last chance for Marcelo to win a tournament in his land. He has lost in three previous finals at Chile, the winners were: 1995 Slava Dosedel 1996 Hernán Gumy 1997 Julián Alonso
 

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El chino Ríos is leading 3-0
 

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Ríos is winning 4-1. Sánchez wasted 2 BP's in the last game.
 

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First set goes to Marcelo Ríos 6-1. :)
He has been playing great tennis this week. Marcelo is in control of the match. :)
 

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Rios will win it easy...

Rios d Sanchez 61 62 in the final

Such as his luck...he's drawn Kuerten in Bs. As next week
My prediction looks pretty good at the moment huh?

Yeah... Rios and Kuerten in the first round....horrible!! a bit like Safin and Malisse in Rotterdam...
 

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There seems to be a lot of pressure for David Sánchez, is not only his first ATP final but also he is playing against el chino Ríos at Chile, not an easy match for a first final ;)
Rios leads second set 2-1 one break ahead.
 

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Yeah...Sanchez is in his first final as well as playing Rios on home soil...pretty big ask...

Well, he can learn from this and be a better player becos of it...

I dun think he'll like the Chileans very much after this month... he next faces Gonzalez in Bs. As.
 

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El Quijote Sánchez fight back! David leads 3-2. Marcelo at serve.

Well, David Sánchez won't be an easy rival for Fernando, I expect to see a "hard-to-beat" David in Buenos Aires.
 

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Well we have a match! David is leading 5-2, el chino Ríos seems to be not focused in the match. It seems that there will be a third set.

Fernando is an "all-surface" player, but he is still recovering from a persistent injury
 

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Yes we have a match. David is officially back. second set goes to el Quijote 6-3, we will have a third set definition.
Vamos Chino, ¡no puedes perder esta, carajo!
 

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Sanchez is coming back? Well...I'm glad my prediction is wrong...

Gonzalez is an all-court player .... dats good... is he any good on grass? I noticed that most Latin players dun play in Wimbledon
 

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El chino Ríos is in troubles. David Sánchez broke and is leading 1-0 the third set


Fernando has the game to play on grass, he has a very strong service, and his volleys aren't bad at all, but is hard to analyze him on grass since he like almost all the latin and spaniards plays just one or none tournament on grass by year (wimbledon)
 
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