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Old 12-05-2012, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default Michael Joyce rates Rios talent above Agassi and Sampras

"I played with Agassi and Sampras two or three times each. But I always tell people that Rios was the best tennis player that I ever played. If he had the same mental as Agassi, I mean...he was tougher than Agassi to play. The things he could do on a tennis court were amazing." --Michael Joyce (From Rios book "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew")

Strong praises by Michael Joyce but you have to respect his point of view, having played each of the players numerous times. Rios was a wonder of a talented player, so unique and distinct, yet confusingly mysterious.
"He looked like he was trying to imitate Sampras when I first played him." Agassi in Facing Federer
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