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Marcelo Rios “Ate The World” 25 Years Ago In Miami

By Scoop Malinowski When Diego Maradona saw a teenaged Marcelo Rios play live for the first time, in a Davis Cup match vs Argentina’s Franco Davin, which Rios lost, the soccer legend was so impressed by the Chilean’s tennis wizardry, he felt compelled to go meet him after the match. Rios told the story recently, […] Continue to read full article...

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Happy Birthday Marcelo Rios

Former ATP world no. 1 Marcelo Rios turns 47 today. Rios won 18 ATP titles from 1995-2001, the first coming in Bologna, Italy and the final in Hong Kong, China. Rios won Masters 1000 titles in Monte Carlo, Indian Wells, Miami, Rome and Hamburg. In 1998 Rios played the Australian Open Grand Slam final but […] Continue to read full article...

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When Marcelo Rios First Shocked The Tennis World

By Scoop Malinowski There are a few stories of young phenoms achieving stunning early success in pro tennis… Lleyton Hewitt won his first ATP title at his first ATP tournament in hometown Adelaide as a 15 year old unknown wildcard. John McEnroe reached the semis of Wimbledon as a Stanford University freshman qualifier. Boris Becker […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile Alejandro Tabilo Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 32. Won first ATP title today Auckland 62 75 vs Taro Daniel in final (2024). Ht: 6-2 Wt: 165 DOB: June 2, 1997 In: Toronto, Ontario First Tennis Memory: Going after school. My dad (Ricardo) picked me up with my brother and we’d both go hit in the park […] Continue to read full article...

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In the summer of 1995 Marcelo Rios was 19 years old and rising up the ranks. He had won his first ATP title in Bologna in May (defeated Marcelo Filippini) which shot his ranking up from 69 and into the top 50 to 49. Rios lost second round at Roland Garros to Alberto Berasategui (after […] Continue to read full article...

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Marcelo Rios Amazon Documentary In The Works

Amazon has teamed up with a Chilean production company to produce a documentary about former ATP world no. 1 player Marcelo Rios. The usually media-shy winner of eighteen ATP singles titles is fully supporting the project and has an interest to have the story of his spectacular and controversial career and life told at last. […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Greatness: Hans Gildemeister

In our new series, former ATP no. 12, winner of four ATP singles titles (23 in doubles), and Roland Garros doubles finalist Hans Gildemeister discusses what he remembers to be the two best performances that were ever played against him. “Roland Garros quarterfinal 1978 against Vilas, lost 6-3 in the fifth set (64 26 61 […] Continue to read full article...

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Marcelo Rios: The Most Talented Of All Time

Tennis enthusiasts probably don’t remember Emilio Benfele Alvarez, from Spain. He made it to 81 in the world and the finals of Kitzbuhel 2000, losing to Alex Corretja in the final 36 16 03 (ret.). In 1996 Alvarez lucky losered into the main draw from qualies to reach Kitzbuhel semis after beating Fabrice Santoro, Francisco […] Continue to read full article...




Biofile: Hans Gildemeister Interview

Status: Former ATP world no. 12 and Roland Garros doubles finalist. Won four ATP singles and 23 doubles titles. Former Olympic coach and Davis Cup captain for Chile. Former coach of Marcelo Rios as a teenager. DOB: February 9, 1956 In: Lima, Peru First Tennis Memory: “Traveling a lot. Meeting a lot of people. Different […] Continue to read full article...




Biofile Nicolas Massu Interview

Status: Winner of six ATP singles titles and Olympic gold medals in singles and doubles for Chile at 2004 Olympics (the only two gold medals in Chile’s Olympic history. Career high ranking was no. 9. Retired in 2013, now coaches Dominic Thiem. Ht/Wt: 6-feet, 177 pounds. Born On: October 10, 1979  in Vina del Mar, Chile. Childhood Hero: “Rocky the […] Continue to read full article...

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