Rios - Chang "Full Edition Video"

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  1. peluzon

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  2. blubber

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    Awesome!

    After looking at the highlights without knowing the score I'm suprised Chang won. Rios seemed to be more in control - hitting more winners and with more power.

    Thanks and please keep posting high quality vids.
     
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  3. Swissv2

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    Looking at those videos I am SO glad that they have since changed to blue courts.
     
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  4. J-man

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    I don't have time right now but I will check these out later
     
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  5. Zuras

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    Thanks, if these are legit. Don't have the bandwidth ATM but i intend to check 'em out soon as pr0n is done.
     
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  6. erik-the-red

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    I will check this out on Monday.

    Thanks!
     
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  7. jaykay

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    This is truly brilliant. Firstly, the downloaded .wmv files are high-fidelity videos which can be viewed full-screen on your laptops w/o diminished video quality. Secondly, this is brilliant tactical tennis between these 2 awesome players: not necessarily always brute power, but fantastic tennis that focuses on swinging the opponent from side to side, back to front and looking for the right opening to come up to the net to finish the point. Superb, inspirational tennis even for players at the recreational level (like us mere mortals).

    THANK YOU, peluzon!
     
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  8. BiGGieStuFF

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    That's why they are highlights :). Chang leads the H2H 6-1 :)
     
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  9. uNIVERSE mAN

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    It's amazing how little penetration Chang could get on his groundstrokes.
     
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  10. alan-n

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    Yep, short arms. Extreme western grip, not much penetration on his forehand compared to his backhand which is barely better.
     
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  11. J-man

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    I watched the first clip. They had lot's of tough of ralies from the clip. Both players had to come up with some good shots. Nice clip!!
     
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  12. goober

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    Yep they didn't show all the UEs by Rios. I am not surprised that Chang had a 6-1 H2H record over Rios, because he is not a good match up for Rios.
     
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  13. blubber

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    I know Chang hits with a lot of topspin so his shots are pretty heavy. He also gets to everything and is pretty consistent. But his shots are all so short. Would his game hold up as well today? I think he'd get killed. By the way I'm nit a chang hater.
     
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  14. Moose Malloy

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    Its best not to judge an entire player's career on a few minutes of highlights.
    Chang played in an era where there were far more aces & surfaces were much faster. That he could compete with Goran, Rosset, Krajicek & so many 6'4 dudes on fast surfaces makes it likely that he would do fine vs Robredo, Davydenko on the slow/medium hardcourts of today.

    Chang survived in this fast court era by coming to net, attacking 2nd serves. A lot. If he just counterpunched & got everything back he wouldn't have even been a top 20 in the 90s. He changed his game to be competitive with the other top players, much like Roddick today. Sampras said that Chang was more verastile(not better) than Agassi or Courier because he could actually volley well.

    Maybe he would get killed today. But everyone thought he'd get killed then too & it didn't happen.

    BTW he played pretty poorly throughout the '97 US Open. Still could beat Rios though.
     
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  15. alan-n

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    I'll have to agree with Moose there. Before Chang blew out his knee, he was able to go toe to toe on much faster courts vs bigger / harder hitting players on tour today. Difference now is courts play a bit slower and players hit with more spin. If Hewitt could play in today's game no reason why Chang can't.
     
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