Marcelo Rios destrozando a Jim Courier

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    Amazing player, i wish Rios and Sampras could play one day soon!
     
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    Rios was great. Thanks for posting that video.
     
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    Rios: ranked 3
    Courier: ranked 117
     
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    Rios was a great player when he felt like being a great player.
     
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  6. vive le beau jeu !

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    thx for the link... pleasant destruction of the lumberjack by rios ! :rolleyes:
     
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    Great tennis. To hear Courier's smug *ss talk today you'd think he never got his *ss handed to him like this. Wonder if Rios felt well enough the next day to win the title.
     
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    Courier: 4
    Rios: 0
     
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    Rios has one of the smoothest hands i've ever saw, what a touch that guy has, although known as a grounder he could volley very well.
     
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    What's worse? Having amazing talent and not realizing your true potential? Or having maybe less talent and working your butt off and realizing every bit of your potential?

    I think I'd take the second option any day of the week.

    I'd be sad to look back (if I were Rios) and know that I maybe could have been one of the best to play the game if I would have made the commitment.

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda = Marcelo Rios
     
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    Rios was a "never been".

    Bye, bye.
     
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    ****Exactly!****
     
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    Well said. Despite his God given talent he was really nothing in the world of Tennis. He will not be remember 20 years from now, and if he is it'll be the same story: "he couldve been".

    How are you going to make a comparison between the 2 based on one match. That's a little ridiculous. Even the best have their ass handed to them sometimes. Sampras or Fed have never gotten a pretty firm whooping by someone they shouldn't have?!?

    And to say if he felt like playing the next day really shows just how a pathetic person, not just athlete, Rios was. An embarrassment really.
     
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    Federer will be sad to look back and know that he had just one ugly fat girlfriend

    Rios will be happy to look back and know that he had 550 amazing ex-girlfriends


    Ser sudamericano es distinto amigo mio ,, no todo en la vida es ser el mejor y tener los mejores numeros.
     
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    How is this even relevant to the topic? This is a retarded reply. Girls come and go all the time, being able to play (well) in the ATP does not. If this is his reason, he's even MORE of an idiot than I gave him credit for.
     
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    Entonces, todo en la vida, segun tu criterio... sería 'PONERLA' y nada mas?
     
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    uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh, duro ahi.
     
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    Hmm that explains a lot, maybe thats part of the reason things are they way they are in South America.. gotta love your reasoning Peluzon, my congratulations to you !
     
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    ajajajaj hey peace ;)


    Its just that everybody allways think in numbers , numbers and numbers

    And Rios is not number , his tennis was different , and his lifestyle has been different in compare with the good guys , alcohol , girls , night , etc etc etc.

    Im sure that it is not the best example for kids ,,,,

    But , It is what it is ,, just enjoy it

    please chech this point to finish the first set

    http://rapidshare.com/files/17085691/Set_1_Rios_Agassi_2002.wmv.html

    In youtube its in the last part of the video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UlWD1z4MjU
     
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    anyway i lived in USA for 2 years , and now im living in Chile , and lifestyle here is better than there.

    So i dont care what do you think about southamerica ,,, gringuito hijo de George :mad:
     
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    They're not just numbers "peluzon" they are ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

    Tu forma de penzar solo dara un resultado: 'mediocre'
    (you're way of thinking only produces one result: 'mediocre')
     
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    I agree with peluzon. Rios was a genius and his game was special. His attitude sucked, he didnt work that hard and probably has numerous other problems, but his game was awesome. If you cant appreciate Rios' game from the late 90's then I feel sorry for you.
     
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    todos contra peluzon porque subio un video de Rios masacrando a Courier.
     
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    thank you man ,, you are the man


    Rios was a genius and his attitude sucked ,,, 100 % agree
     
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    One can be a party boy for only so long before one gets too old or the money runs out. Those girls that are now hanging all over him will vanish once he gets old and ugly and/or has no more money. Personally I'd be much more satisfied if I had fulfilled my full potential on the tennis court. The girls would have been there regardless.

    Rios had amazing talent but he totally squandered it and he'll go down in history as a player who never fulfilled his potential. With age usually comes wisdom and Rios will look back on his life and realize that he made very bad choices.
     
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    Big fan of Rios, always loved how easily and cleanly he struck the ball... but gotta agree with you 100% here.... It would've been somenthin' to see Rios really try in a regular basis out there, see how far he would've made it... then again, probably he never cared. Kinda sad for me to see him now winning senior events
     
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    JAJAJAJAJ, ES TU HIJO ESE PELUZON!!!!
     
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    yes but dont forget that Rios had a big injury in his Back , and that was the reason for retirement.


    for me was sad also see him winning senior events

    but anyway check this point in sennior and how he kiss his wrist :shock::)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKkWUCETwwM
     
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    Actually he won't. Because the **ONE** he really loved dumped him for someone else. And, she wasn't all that.

    BTW, compared to Courier>>> Rios sucked at tennis.

    Courier= 4 slams on Rios' "best surface".

    Rios= Zero slams on his own best surface.

    Pretty pathetic.
     
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    Did that go over?

    What kind of shirt is he wearing. Kind of neat.

    Rios was a talent, especially given his height and stature. He just seemed to produce such great angles!
     
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    Yeah, Rios made some amazing shots and had tremendous talent. Honestly, I enjoyed watching him more than I did watching Courier. But in the end, when players are judged on career accomplishments, its the MAJORS that count. And all Rios has to show for his career are pretty shots on YouTube, and no majors.
     
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    Courier has four Slam titles to zero for Rios as well as many more weeks at #1 (58 weeks for Courier to 6 weeks for Rios) and those three matches that Rios won were from '96-'98 when Courier was widely regarded to be way past his prime. Your argument isn't valid. Courier had the superior career by far. There's no denying that Rios was a very talented player but he didn't do anything of note with said talent.
     
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    And THAT'S the bottom line.
     
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    Except REACH #1 IN THE WORLD, not to mention win MANY TMS titles, and also do a LOT for tennis in South America among other things.

    What the (CENSORED BY TW MODS) is up with people trying to tell others who to like and not like??

    Look at peluzon's FIRST POST. He makes no huge claims about Rios. Basically just says "enjoy the tennis because hes special". Thats what he was. Rios is a tennis player's tennis player. Its not about number of slams, its about HOW he played.

    Theres an article posted that was posted with pro's opinions on Rios. He was mentioned as a favorite player of Federer, Safin and others that actually play tennis at a pro level instead of bashing people on a message board.

    I guess because Gaudio has a slam then hes a better player than Rios too, huh? Get a life people. Enjoy tennis. Stop using slam totals to figure out who to like and not to like. Stop telling other people who to like and not like.
     
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  37. Shaolin

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    For small minded people.
     
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    Yeah, he has the Honor of being the only player to reach number 1 and not win a slam.


    Yeah he does. In addition, belittles Courier by calling him a "poor little gringo being destroyed by Rios". You don't comprehend spanish do you?

    Here, you are correct. It is about how he played>>> and in his case, he didn't play well enough to win a slam. No different than thousands of other players who never won a slam.


    Yes, he is. To date, he has had a better career than Rios.
     
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    Whatever, Dracula. If you cant appreciate Rios' game Im not going to try and convince you, or anyone else for that matter. I just feel bad for you. Its like saying you appreciate art and going to gallery, looking at whatever has the biggest price tag on it, and saying thats the best one. Youre missing the point.

    Im out, thanks for listening. Sorry about my Spanish comprehension.

    Peace peluzon.
     
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    yeah man ,, take it easy ,, "pobre gringuito" was ironic ,, you can not compare Chilean tennis history with USA tennis history ,, Southamerica only have had 2 numbers 1 in all the history "Guga and Rios" ,, and Rios was the first #1 in all Latinoamerican history ,, after him came Coria , Gaudio , Gonzalez, Massu , ( a lot of good player that had the Rios inspiration)


    but you people are so bitter and agressive ,, if you can not enjoy Rios is your problem

    anyway be ready because I have a lot of Rios magic to share ,, and I allways upload all my videos in different tennis forum ,, and Talk Tennis will be one of them

    Regards and good bye for this post :-?
     
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    How could we enjoy someone who wasn't around>>> when he was around? get it? even when he was at the top, he was a choker that amounted to nothing in terms of tennis greatness. Courier is a Hall of Famer, Rios is a Hall of Shamer.
     
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    jajajajajajajjajajajajajaj poor guy ,, you are a ********,, Gaudio won RG because Coria had (i dont know the word) but had issues in his legs,, and his best rank was #5

    click in the picture for highligts Rios VS Gaudio

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^^ Gaudio = 1 slam

    Rios = Zero.
     
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    I saved this great way of thinking to present my next Rios video


    "nothing in terms of tennis greatness":rolleyes:
     
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    No me gusta Rios mucho, pero admire su juego mucho. Courier fue un mejor jugador, aunque.

    Te gusta mi espanol?
     
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    ^^^^ gaudio/courier = 5 slams.

    Rios= zero.
     
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    How old do ya have to b to play senior events? 30? I thought Rios was a bit older, but he's only 32!!!!! I thought senior tourers started at about 35
     
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    Peluzon, lighten up a little, i understand you but you cant convince all the Americans here man. I know your intensions are good and i really enjoy your clips but dont get in a fight with them, if you wanne defend Marcelo you should do it in an other way IMO, Anyway apart from that i enjoyed watching Rios a lot more then Courier eventhough he didnt win mayors, Courier was a warrior with kinda one way tennis, Rios had more shots, more feel, more inspiration, sadly enough more mood swings too ;-) he is the magician, keep them coming man.

    Hasta la vista!
     
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    Let's clear this up once and for all shall we? We're only defending Courier because of the OP's thread title and his original post. I know it's in Spanish but if you didn't understand what it means then you should have someone translate it for you. This thread wasn't created solely to praise Rios, his game and his career achievements, the OP decided to compare Rios and Courier and to say that Rios was better and that Courier was nothing so if the OP is now saying that this is simply a Rios appreciation thread then he's lying. No one who has defended Courier would be doing so in a Rios thread if the OP hadn't proceeded to make disparaging comments of his own about Courier in the first place.


    As for the numbers game and career achievements, the Slams are considered to be the pinnacle of achievement in tennis and sadly Rios didn't do too well in that department. Safin is also very talented and also a major head case like Rios but no one would ever say Marat is one of the all time greats. Same principle applies to Rios but even more so than Safin because Rios didn't win even one Slam title.
     
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