Classic Rivalry: Thomas Enqvist vs. Marcelo Rios

Thomas Enqvist

Marcelo Rios

Head To Head: 7-3

On Carpet: 1-0

On Hard: 6-3

In Finals: 1-0

Titles: 18-19

Turned Pro: 1991-1994

 

An interesting rivalry in that Thomas had Rios’ number in their head-to-head, which few players managed. Enqvist brought a lot of power and good temperament, which Rios’ game could not penetrate. Most of Enqvist’s wins occurred either pre or post 1998 when Rios was unbeatable, but their 1995 US open match was pretty epic, Enqvist winning 7-6 in the fifth but Rios managed to win both their Australian Open encounters.

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