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Sep/22

20

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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Sep/22

17

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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Sep/22

3

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 Marcelo 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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Aug/22

11

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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Aug/22

7

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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Aug/22

3

Marcelo Rios Is Coaching Juncheng Shang

In perhaps the biggest surprise of 2022, former world no. 1 Marcelo Rios said he’s coaching ATP no. 344 Juncheng “Jerry” Shang. The two met and bonded this year at IMG Tennis Academy where the Chinese left-handed player Sheng is based and also where Rios regularly attends because his daughter Isadora trains there. Rios lives […] Continue to read full article...

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Apr/22

6

When Two Tennis Greats Realize They Are Neighbors

By Scoop Malinowski In a one-in-a-million chance miracle, two superstar ATP champions actually recently bought houses and are next-door neighbors. Kei Nishikori and Marcelo Rios actually live next door to each other on Bayshore Road in Sarasota, Florida. Rios lives with his family in a three story mansion which took almost two years to be […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/21

30

Can Perfect Tennis Be Played?

By Scoop Malinowski Sports can create the impossible phenomenon of human perfection in the competitive arena. Nadia Comaneci’s 10 at the 1976 Olympics. Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s 56-second knockout of previously unbeaten Michael Spinks in 1988. The Don Larsen “perfect game” pitching performance in the Major League Baseball “World Series” game. Usain Bolt’s world record […] Continue to read full article...

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Dec/21

11

Sander Groen’s Unique ATP Career

By Scoop Malinowski Sander Groen mentioned on Facebook that he sat in Guga Kuerten’s box during the 1997 Canadian Open semi clash with Michael Chang, which was won by Guga. “I stayed in Montreal way after I lost doubles with Goran Ivanisevic because I was unlikely to get into doubles the following week in Cincinnati. […] Continue to read full article...

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Former ATP World No. 1 Marcelo Rios loves to watch Roger Federer, whom he considers the greatest player of all time. But the rebellious, controversial Chilean southpaw says there are two other ATP players who he finds to be entertaining multi-dimensional characters to watch on court. “I s*** with laughter with Kyrgios and Fognini. I […] Continue to read full article...

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