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Old 12-05-2012, 03:36 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Tagg View Post
maybe playing tennis came more naturally to him, more effortlessly

however, rios did not have the commitment, mentality or desire to become a legend of the game

maybe he didn't ever want that, but nonetheless, sampras and agassi were two of the most natural talents tennis has ever seen

rios is one of those players who was made for highlight reels
Well said Tagg. I think also Rios liked to play on his terms, to play a style which he enjoyed to play, which was not necessarily smart strategic grinding tennis. He was more of an free wheeling artist on the court as opposed to a chess playing tactician.
"He looked like he was trying to imitate Sampras when I first played him." Agassi in Facing Federer
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