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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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The Man Who Beat Marcelo Rios In His Final Match

The illustrious career of Marcelo Rios came to a conclusion on April 5, 2004 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Rios was just 28 years old but his body was breaking down. After a disastrous 2003 which saw Rios lose in the first round at Roland Garros, and miss AO, Wimbledon and US Open, the former […] 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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Marcelo Rios Salutes Maradona

Marcelo Rios was touched and inspired by a personal visit from Diego Maradona – and the tennis great saluted Argentina’s soccer hero who passed away today at age 60. In an Instagram post, Rios revealed how he first met the soccer legend, it was after a Davis Cup match vs. Javier Frana in Argentina in […] Continue to read full article...

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Facing Tennis Greatness: New Series

This will be a new feature – where I interview former and current pro players and they discuss the two best tennis performances they ever faced during their professional tennis careers. The first subject will be former Chilean Davis Cup player Jose Antonio Fernandez, former coach of Steffi Graf, current coach at Tennium in Boca […] 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...




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...




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...




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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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...

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