Originally Posted by hoodjem
Michael Joyce rates Rios talent above Agassi and Sampras
This is easy to do. "Talent" is an abstraction, an unknown.
One can only have impressions or opinions of it, and one cannot be proven wrong, because when talking about "talent" one is not talking about objective, measurable achievements.
I prefer achievements.
Hoodjem, I hear you but consider that it might actually be the more difficult achievement to become #1. There are four chances for all the players to win a major each year, but how many players have a good chance to become 'the #1 BEST player in the world'? #1 is an amazing achievement. I think Rios should be considered for the Hall of Fame someday too. He was a special player.