March 21, 1998
KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Q. Was this a hard match for you, Marcelo?
MARCELO RIOS: I think it was really tough first round. I feel really good. I think I played really good.
Q. Was it good to have a tough opponent first round?
MARCELO RIOS: Sure. I played him first round last week also. We had a tough match. It was tough to play today, really windy. And the conditions are not very good. But I think I served really good and I was playing really good at baseline.
Q. Does winning a tournament make you much more confident?
MARCELO RIOS: Sure. Coming from Indian Wells, you come with -- I am playing really good first round. I think that is really good.
Q. Who is your toughest opponent on the Tour?
MARCELO RIOS: I think everybody is tough.
Q. Have you read the Sports Illustrated article?
MARCELO RIOS: Yeah.
Q. Your thoughts on that.
MARCELO RIOS: Well, I think this guy that wrote the article, before the interview, he knew what he was going to write. So that is fine. I don't care what he wrote. Like I say before, he make all the questions, you know, really what he -- he knew what he was going to do.
Q. What do you like to do off the tennis court?
MARCELO RIOS: I like to play golf, play soccer sometimes.
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