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!
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
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.
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
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.
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)