TAG: Marcelo Rios

Oct/19

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College Kid Has Court Encounter With Marcelo Rios in Sarasota

By Scoop Malinowski Fortunes come tumbling into some men’s laps. – Francis Bacon The text came on Coley Hungate’s phone on a December afternoon, shortly after his own training session at Bath & Racquet in Sarasota, “Hey, are you still available?” asked local coach and friend of Marcelo Rios, Rene Muzquiz. “Can you maybe come […] Continue to read full article...

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Feb/19

22

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...

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Jan/19

8

Rios Ready For Battle of the Sexes?

By Scoop Malinowski Now that Marcelo Rios's comeback appears to be at a dead end after the tournament director at the Columbus, Ohio Challenger denied his request for a wildcard, what are the options for the former ATP world no. 1 who is presently in tip-top shape but without a suitable platform to strut his stuff? Continue to read full article...

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Image may contain: one or more people and people playing sports
Image may contain: people playing sports, tennis and outdoor
By Scoop Malinowski Bradenton, FL -- There he is. In the flesh. The one and only. Marcelo Rios. It's been years since we've seen him. He walked right by me on a Wednesday afternoon at IMG Academy during the Eddie Herr Championships in Bradenton, FL. He's here to train for an exhibition in December in Chile. Rios still exudes that supreme swagger, that only the best in the world can. He struts along the footpath with two racquets, black tennis shoes and a GNC water bottle in his black Yonex bag. Continue to read full article...

By Scoop Malinowski The debate about who the greatest player of all time is still shrouded in confusion because of the exploits of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, with some voices still demanding Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Pancho Gonzalez be a part of the conversation. Continue to read full article...

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Dec/18

21

Marcelo Rios Announces Comeback

By Scoop Malinowski Another former ATP world no. 1 has got the urge to try a comeback. Like Bjorn Borg, Thomas Muster and Mats Wilander before, Marcelo Rios wants to try his hand on the professional tennis circuit again, fourteen years after retiring from tennis in 2004. Continue to read full article...

Nov/18

30

Eddie Herr 2018 Notes

By Scoop Malinowski Chip McCarthy, one of the original figures of the IMG and NBTA, shared some nice scoops. He said earlier this year Kei Nishikori was leaving the grounds by himself after a practice and saw a little girl sitting and crying. He approached her and asked what was wrong? She said she was playing poorly and didn't know if she wanted to continue to play tennis. Next thing, Kei took her to a court and started practicing and coaching her. True story. Continue to read full article...

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Aug/18

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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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Mar/18

18

My Interview With Chile’s La Segunda About Marcelo RIos

riosbookcover My interview with La Segunda's Daniel Fernandez about the 20th anniversary of Marcelo Rios becoming world no. 1. Rios became ATP world no. 1 in 1998 after beating Agassi in three straight sets, also collecting double $2.5m bonuses from his top sponsors Nike and Yonex... Daniel Fernandez: When I talk to you about Marcelo Rios, what comes to mind? Scoop Malinowski: Three things come to mind. One - still my favorite player to watch play because of his creativity, elegance, unpredictable personality and shotmaking, and court presence. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/18

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The Magical Run Of Marcelo Rios at 1998 Indian Wells

riosbookcover By Scoop Malinowski Marcelo Rios performed one of the most astounding runs in ATP history in 1998 at Indian Wells. Entering the tournament ranked 7 in the world, Rios exploded to play perhaps the finest tennis of his career in the California desert. Continue to read full article...

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