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Biofile Alejandro Tabilo Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status: ATP no. 70. Ht: 6-2 Wt: 165 DOB: June 2, 1997 In: Toronto, Ontario First Tennis Memory: Going after school. My dad picked me up with my brother and we’d both go hit in the park and my dad would feed me some balls. I would really enjoy that. After school […] 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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Marcelo Rios Was A Menace To Society

By Scoop Malinowski This week in Delray Beach covering the Delray Beach Open where McKenzie McDonald, Radu Albot, Juan Martin Del Potro and Steve Johnson are making saves, I obtained some Marcelo Rios memories from a long time tennis insider which illustrates how the Chilean wonder earned the Sports Illustrated magazine cover headline, "the most hated man in tennis." Continue to read full article...




My Latest Interview with La Segunda About Marcelo Rios

Daniel Fernandez contacted me again to ask some questions about my thoughts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame omitting Marcelo Rios from the latest 2019 induction class ballot which included Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Mary Pierce, Jonas Bjorkman, Thomas Muster, Goran Ivanisevic, Sergi Bruguera, Conchita Martinez, and Li Na. I guess I have become his American go-to guy to discuss Marcelo Rios and his status in the world of tennis. I said it before and I will say it again, Marcelo Rios deserves to be nominated and inducted into the Hall of Fame. Even the greatest player in tennis history agrees... Continue to read full article...

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rioshs By Scoop Malinowski Former world number one Marcelo Rios continues to hold the media in disdain. Rios, who has had a confrontational and often bitter relations with the media since his junior career, was fined $2,500 on Saturday for telling journalists they "suck" at a Davis Cup tie vs. Ecuador. The heavily tattoed and very muscular 42-year-old Chilean, now based in Sarasota, FL, was sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after he refused to be interviewed during the Davis Cup clash contested by Chile and Ecuador in Santiago, Chile. Continue to read full article...

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