Classic Rivalry: Marcelo Rios vs. Petr Korda

Marcelo 'El Chino' Rios

Petr Korda

Head To Head: 4-4

On Clay: 1-0

On Hard: 3-2

On Carpet: 0-1

In Finals: 0-1

Titles: 18-10

Turned Pro: 1994-1987

 

These two lefties were evenly matched and Korda seemingly was the one player that managed to beat Rios at his peak in 1998. Nerves somehow got the better of Rios that day in Australia and had he won it, would surely have cemented his claim for the Tennis Hall of Fame. Korda was awkward to play, which threw Rios off his usual rhythm and vice versa.

Watch: French Open 1996

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One comment on “Classic Rivalry: Marcelo Rios vs. Petr Korda

  1. Pingback: Whatever Happened To … Petr Korda? « The Tennis Tipster | A Tennis Blog

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