pc1 Yes I do believe Rios was THAT talented. That match with Korda was a bad performance for Rios but when he was on he was something special. Youtube has a lot of tribute videos of his best highlights. I think his best tennis came vs. Agassi, Miami, Munich in 98 and also the first set vs. Andre in 2002 in Miami SF. There were a lot of great matches and also a lot of bad ones. Safin said in the book Rios had the talent to win 10 majors, Thomas Johansson said Rios "could make you feel like a beginner" even if "you played a good match he could kill you 1 and 1." Even Federer said in the book he was a big fan of Rios who was one of his favorite players.
"It may not be humanly possible for another female to come along who plays better tennis and competes harder than Serena Williams."