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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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Nick Bollettieri: Godfather Of Modern Tennis  By Scoop Malinowski A compilation of memories, anecdotes, stories and interviews of one of the most important figures in tennis history, Nick Bollettieri and his world-renowned “Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.” …Andre Agassi, Marcelo Rios, Jimmy Arias, Brian Gottfried, Fritz Buehning, Kathleen Horvath, Lars Ulrich, Julio Moros, Maria Sharapova, Chip […] Continue to read full article...

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Novak Said No To Nike Three Times

By Scoop Malinowski An interesting fact has been revealed this week – Novak Djokovic declined three different multi-million dollar contract offers to become a Nike athlete, according to former Nike tennis director Mike Nakajima, in a book titled, “The Roger Federer Effect.” But now Nakajima, no longer employed with the athletic attire and shoe company, […] 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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Rios Fired By Shang Family

Marcelo Rios is no longer the coach of Juncheng Shang. The former world no. 1 Rios started unofficially coaching the 17 year old Shang at IMG Academy in late July and guided the Chinese player to an ATP Challenger title win in Lexington and a final in Granby. The 10-1 record by Shang under Rios […] Continue to read full article...

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The Man Who Has Wins Vs 17 World No. 1s

By Scoop Malinowski Sander Groen accomplished a unique and distinguished professional tennis career. The former ATP doubles champion achieved a highest doubles ranking of 61 (best singles ranking was 177). He competed on ATP World Tour from 1989-2019 and partnered Roger Federer to his first ATP title at the Segovia Challenger in 1999. Another distinction […] Continue to read full article...

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Juncheng Shang Hires Marcelo Rios As Coach

By Scoop Malinowski In extensive interview with the newspaper La Tercera, former ATP world no. 1 and 1998 Australian Open finalist┬áMarcelo Rios confirmed that he decided to sign a contract for one year to coach and accompany the 17-year-old Chinese lefthanded prospect Juncheng Shang on the ATP World Tour. Rios said, “If I’m here, it’s […] Continue to read full article...

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Juncheng Shang Impresses Marcelo Rios

By Scoop Malinowski Juncheng Shang is only seventeen years old but he just won his first ATP Challenger title in Lexington, KY and has vaulted to no. 241 in the ATP rankings. Shang’s 64 64 final win vs Emilio Gomez thrilled his new coach Marcelo Rios, the former world no. 1 for six weeks in […] Continue to read full article...

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Shang Wins Lexington Challenger With Rios

Juncheng Shang has declared himself a force to be reckoned with as he sensationally won the Lexington ATP Challenger with a 64 64 final triumph over 30 year old Ecuadorian veteran Emilion Gomez. I didn’t see lefty Shang miss a ball in the last four minutes of the stunning victory by the 17 year old, […] Continue to read full article...

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