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Marcelo Rios

I was looking for some information on Marcelo Rios so I decided to search it on Wikipedia and look what I found.

Ríos' career has been marked by a number of controversies.

* He was fined US$10,000 for speeding during the 1998 Stuttgart tournament.
* At the 2000 Summer Olympics, he had been selected as Chile's standard-bearer for the opening ceremony, but refused to parade at the last minute, arguing that the Chilean Olympic Committee (Coch) had left his parents without promised tickets for the ceremony. Nicolás Massú took his place.
* In a confusing incident, he ran over his physical trainer, Manuel Astorga, with his jeep, leaving him gravely injured at the foot. Astorga was later fired as trainer.
* After a magazine published some photos of him dancing seductively with a woman at a Paris disco, his girlfriend Giuliana Sotela broke up with him. Later, during a Davis Cup press conference, he read a letter, asking Sotela for forgiveness. He ended the press conference in tears.
* He was accused by his second wife, Eugenia Larraín, of throwing her off of his car while visiting his daughter in Costa Rica. Larraín arrived to Santiago's airport in dramatic fashion, on a wheelchair and showing multiple bruises on her legs (he said those bruises were caused by falling while skiing).
* He was arrested in Rome in 2001 after he punched a taxi driver in the nose and then had a fight with the policemen arresting him.
* [B]In 2003, he urinated on a man in a La Serena bar's bathroom. He was later expelled from his hotel after being accused of swimming in the nude. ????
* In 2003 he and a friend were expelled from a Santiago bar after insulting other clients and being involved in a brawl with some waiters. Both were arrested and later released.
* His second wife, Eugenia Larraín, has said that he has undergone treatment for alcoholism.
* He reportedly told Monica Seles to move her "fat ass" while on a lunch queue, but he has denied this.
* During the Wimbledon tournament he commented that grass was for "cows and soccer" and not suitable for tennis play.
* He was disqualified from the 2000 Mercedes-Benz Cup tennis tournament in Los Angeles, California during a first round match with Gouichi Motomura of Japan and fined US$5,000 for saying "fuck you" to the chair umpire.
* He insulted a journalist under his breath during a post-match interview after she asked him whether he had Native American ancestry.

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Re: Marcelo Rios

Nobody will ever accuse Rios of being unoriginal and/or boring. In the eyes of many, however, he is as cuddly as a cactus.

He receives a lot of stick in the press sometimes, and I cannot speak for anyone else, but my friend and I ran into him on three separate occassions, and on all three, he was very nice.
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He is a character.

Too bad he was weak mentally.

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a true role model
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Most overrated player ever.

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but you had just enough pathos to keep me hypnotized"

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Genius


Funny that a Bjorkman fan said that....
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Nobody will ever accuse Rios of being unoriginal and/or boring. In the eyes of many, however, he is as cuddly as a cactus.

He receives a lot of stick in the press sometimes, and I cannot speak for anyone else, but my friend and I ran into him on three separate occassions, and on all three, he was very nice.
Doesn't have anything to do with the fact that you are gorgeous? Nah no way

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Doesn't have anything to do with the fact that you are gorgeous? Nah no way
I'm a greasy Italian shrimp. I have no idea what you are talking about, Sue.

Don't you go being an instigator, almost birthday girl. I'm telling the truth- he was a genuine person, despite your hint of "conditional friendliness."
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I'm a greasy Italian shrimp. I have no idea what you are talking about, Sue.

Don't you go being an instigator, almost birthday girl. I'm telling the truth- he was a genuine person, despite your hint of "conditional friendliness."
Ok I believe you Glad to know sometimes tennis players have other stuff on their minds.

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overrated my ass

thank u 4 all you genius

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overrated my ass

thank u 4 all you genius
Agreed. However i'm still frustrated by the defeats against Moya (98) and Hrbaty (99) in RG. Those were his best chances to win a major (in the A0 IMHO he took advantage of a favourable draw, though the win against Enqvist was good).
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Agreed. However i'm still frustrated by the defeats against Moya (98) and Hrbaty (99) in RG. Those were his best chances to win a major (in the A0 IMHO he took advantage of a favourable draw, though the win against Enqvist was good).
No. 1 without winning a GS is a big achievement, and also being No. 1 in Sampras' era...

in this clown era el Chino could be top 5 easily

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No. 1 without winning a GS is a big achievement, and also being No. 1 in Sampras' era...

in this clown era el Chino could be top 5 easily
You seem to be a cool guy and countrymen, that's why i will not debate about your Riostardism. I have enough with some members of my family who believe he could defeat Federer now.
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You seem to be a cool guy and countrymen, that's why i will not debate about your Riostardism. I have enough with some members of my family who believe he could defeat Federer now.
No. Fed is out of this world, but a healthy Rios could be top 10 easily in this clown era man, but beating Fed? no way, even Nadal on clay.

His main problem is that sometimes he didnt care about winning matches.

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Rios could be top 5 today without caring about winning 90% of his matches today. It's such an embarrassing time for tennis.
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