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Rios to Return

*Ljubica*
09-27-2005, 09:38 PM
According to an Argentine newspaper, Marcelo Rios plans a return to the tennis circuit in 2006. Here is the link to the article:-

http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pagina.jsp?pagId=1060509

It says he will be training seriously with coach Horacio de la Peña, who already coaches Fernando Gonzalez, and providing everything goes well, he plans to return to the circuit next year. Maybe he needs the money after his recent marital problems!

Grinder
09-27-2005, 09:46 PM
I really hope so, he was one of the most talented players of all time

Leo
09-27-2005, 09:49 PM
Very exciting! I was never particularly fond of him but I do hope he can get in shape and find success again on the tour. I think he could still be a factor if he could just stay healthy and motivated for a lengthy period of time.

jole
09-27-2005, 10:00 PM
Good luck to Marcelo. I remember his mini-comeback in 2004, when he got some wild cards into South American challengers. He even had a few good matches against pretty decent clay players such as Guzman and Serra. Sadly it was pretty shortlived due to injury I believe.

Scotso
09-27-2005, 10:03 PM
Very exciting! I was never particularly fond of him but I do hope he can get in shape and find success again on the tour. I think he could still be a factor if he could just stay healthy and motivated for a lengthy period of time.

Yeah he's not very cute :sad:

But he has a nice game.

Eléa
09-27-2005, 10:05 PM
:eek: is it possible? i will be the happiest girl in the world if it's true :banana:

Eléa
09-27-2005, 10:15 PM
Yeah he's not very cute :sad:Why do you cry? has he been disfigured since the last time i saw him? :p
Don't worry Marcelo, you're still my god :worship: (and the most handsome man on the universe.. sorry :o )

1sun
09-27-2005, 10:15 PM
never gonna happen

DhammaTiger
09-27-2005, 10:21 PM
Marcelo making a come back. He was really great :worship: and a dynamite :devil: . I hope the report is true. I will definitely look forward to his return. :D

Federerhingis
09-27-2005, 10:26 PM
I never could quite understand his attitudes, I've heard he was very private about his personal life and was too caught up on keeping it private. Nonetheless, I would love for him to come back what a shot maker he was :yeah:

KoOlMaNsEaN
09-27-2005, 10:29 PM
Nooooooooooooo!

Horatio Caine
09-27-2005, 10:29 PM
I really hope so, he was one of the most talented players of all time

...not really! ;)

Well, how old would he be? He would be like 28? It is going to be very hard for him to make his way up from the bottom of the pile quick enough for it to be worth his while in the long run. But good luck to him! :yeah:

Raquel
09-27-2005, 10:37 PM
I hope this is true and Marcelo does well. I always enjoyed watching him play.

Grinder
09-27-2005, 10:40 PM
...not really! ;)

Well, how old would he be? He would be like 28? It is going to be very hard for him to make his way up from the bottom of the pile quick enough for it to be worth his while in the long run. But good luck to him! :yeah:

He's 29, turns 30 late in December. If you doubt his amazing talent, watch one of his matches around 1997-2000

RonE
09-27-2005, 10:57 PM
Oh wow I hope this is serious!

A fully fit and focused Rios could give Piggy a good run for his money on clay! :banana:

Nathaliia
09-27-2005, 10:57 PM
yay!!!!!!! the person who made me understand and love tennis !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i want your successful comeback like any other thing on Earth, Marcelo! (apart form my good results at uni this year hehe)

Carlita
09-27-2005, 11:08 PM
oooh really? Not a huge Rios fan...but boy....I've seen him play some brilliant tennis! And he's a lefty...I like lefties! :lol:

it would be something though! He'll be 30 in December!!! :eek:

+alonso
09-27-2005, 11:26 PM
I already heard something about He wants to play for chile in DC ;) but i didn't know he wants to play in the circuit again! :yeah:

:woohoo: :banana: Would be great :yeah:

amierin
09-27-2005, 11:44 PM
Marcelo Rios was/is one of the most beautiful players of the game. I understand injuries took him out of the game. If he can come back and make top twenty that would be great.

Sorry to hear about marital problems though.

Carolinita
09-28-2005, 12:01 AM
I had heard about he wanted to come back but to the senior circuit..: http://www.emol.com/noticias/deportes/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=196543

Jimnik
09-28-2005, 12:10 AM
I hope he does.
Back in the late 90s I didn't follow tennis as much as I do now so I never actually saw Rios play. I know he's a lefty but what's his game like? Is it like Nadal's or Verdasco's? Is he a defensive or offensive player?

As long as he's determined, his age shouldn't be a major problem. Agassi made his comeback in 1999 at the age of 29 and won slams well into his 30s. If Rios wants to make up for many lost years, he needs to work very hard and keep to a strict regime like Andre has done.

NYCtennisfan
09-28-2005, 12:24 AM
This is interesting but if anyone thinks that they will see the Rios of 1998 for an entire match or two, they will be dissapointed. What an amazing talent. Mecir and Rios--by far the two most gifted players never to win a slam.

NicoFan
09-28-2005, 12:42 AM
I don't think its for the regular circuit - its for the senior circuit and to play Davis Cup.

brujyster
09-28-2005, 01:02 AM
According to the Chilean newspaper La Tercera, he trained with the intention to join the senior circuit next year and possibly play the Davis Cup.

http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3308_5832_162176302,00.htm

amierin
09-28-2005, 01:05 AM
Wasn't Marcelo number one for a minute back in the day?

Action Jackson
09-28-2005, 01:10 AM
I am sceptical about Rios playing on the main tour, but why not the seniors tour or Davis Cup. Say what you want about Rios, he paved the way for Gonzalez and Massu and is a huge part of Chilean tennis.

Fergie
09-28-2005, 01:15 AM
According to the Chilean newspaper La Tercera, he trained with the intention to join the senior circuit next year and possibly play the Davis Cup.

http://www.latercera.cl/medio/articulo/0,0,3308_5832_162176302,00.htm
Yeah, he wants to play seniors and DC ... Good luck Chino!!! :bounce:

Marcelo training :)

http://www.emol.com/fotos/2709_rios.jpg

ultraX
09-28-2005, 03:06 AM
hum it could be really interesting his comeback malbe in Senior tour
How old is he now?

+alonso
09-28-2005, 03:20 AM
He's 29 :)

Phunkadelicious
09-28-2005, 03:22 AM
If memory serves me correctly wasn't Cliff Drysdale the leading Rios hater? what the hell was up with that?

jacobhiggins
09-28-2005, 03:26 AM
Someone asked if he played like Nadal or Verdasco, he was a BETTER shot maker then both of them. He was one of the most talented players of all time. He's like Federer but not with the mental game and not as big, but when the guy was in his prime, he was unbelievable. He's one of those players with a questino mark by his name, a lot of what if's with him!

NYCtennisfan
09-28-2005, 03:50 AM
The shotmaking from both sides was breathtaking and what was so incredible about it was that he was only 5'9" which means that normally it would be very difficult to create the types of angles he did create over and over again.

Rios is just short of 30 right now so he would have 5 years to go before he could join the senior circuit.

BlackSilver
09-28-2005, 03:56 AM
and what was so incredible about it was that he was only 5'9" which means that normally it would be very difficult to create the types of angles he did create over and over again.


How can height help to create angles, or help in anything else in tennis besides serve and smash? I can't see the connection

*Viva Chile*
09-28-2005, 05:01 AM
He only wants to play in the Delta Tour of Champions next year. Not to play professionally on the ATP Tour again. He said that he is on conversations for the organizers of the Delta Tour because he's is only 29 year old and the Seniors tour is for players of 35 or more. Also, he wants to help in the chilean Davis Cup team, as a coach (not as a captain for now) or as a technical assistant.

YoursTruly
09-28-2005, 06:14 AM
It's like he never really officially retired, maybe because he was young.
I think this is interesting because now that personalities are out and about with a mix out there in tennis, he could work well with his attitude, that is if he hasn't changed. There are now annoying people out there and his is not as annoying but more pissy/whiny. His game is great though, one of the recent artists, so this would be a good move.

*Ljubica*
09-28-2005, 06:30 AM
I heard he was going to start on the Senior circuit - he has a match against Becker in November, - and then just see how it goes after that as regards making a return to the normal circuit.

*Viva Chile*
09-28-2005, 06:33 AM
I heard he was going to start on the Senior circuit - he has a match against Becker in November, - and then just see how it goes after that as regards making a return to the normal circuit.
He will going to play 3 exhibition matches in November (against Becker, McEnroe and Müster), not in Senior circuit yet.

JonnyC21
09-28-2005, 08:04 AM
I just missed Rios as I started following tennis in late 1999 so I missed his peak. I haven't had the chance to see him play much at all at his best, but I've heard he was an amazing shotmaker to rival even Federer.

*Ljubica*
09-28-2005, 08:41 AM
He only wants to play in the Delta Tour of Champions next year. Not to play professionally on the ATP Tour again. He said that he is on conversations for the organizers of the Delta Tour because he's is only 29 year old and the Seniors tour is for players of 35 or more. Also, he wants to help in the chilean Davis Cup team, as a coach (not as a captain for now) or as a technical assistant.


I always thought you had to be 35 or over to play on the Seniors Tour. :confused:

TheMightyFed
09-28-2005, 08:58 AM
I always thought you had to be 35 or over to play on the Seniors Tour. :confused:
Yes you must be at least 35 (Agassi could play !), and ex number 1, or DC winner, or GS winner

*Ljubica*
09-28-2005, 09:23 AM
Yes you must be at least 35 (Agassi could play !), and ex number 1, or DC winner, or GS winner


Thanks for clearing that up for me :)

1sun
09-28-2005, 09:30 AM
How can height help to create angles, or help in anything else in tennis besides serve and smash? I can't see the connection
well the taller you are, the more of the ball you see, your coming over the ball instead of under, and you see much more of the court with height. especialy angles inside the service box.

amierin
09-28-2005, 02:29 PM
The shotmaking from both sides was breathtaking and what was so incredible about it was that he was only 5'9" which means that normally it would be very difficult to create the types of angles he did create over and over again.

Rios is just short of 30 right now so he would have 5 years to go before he could join the senior circuit.

He was the pioneer in that regard IMO. If he can get anywhere near his form it would be interesting to see an exhibition where he plays Federer.

And the American Tennis establishment as a whole did not like him. Cliff Drysdale isn't the only one.

bad gambler
09-28-2005, 03:43 PM
I was lucky enough to be at centrecourt in 1998 AO SF when he completely destroyed nic escude, some of the shotmaking from rios that day was incredible

he really should have won that year :(

hitchhiker
09-28-2005, 04:15 PM
this comeback will make borgs mid 1990s comeback look succesful

TheMightyFed
09-28-2005, 04:33 PM
this comeback will make borgs mid 1990s comeback look succesful
hard to do better than the wooden racquet come back of Borg, that was a must...

Rex
09-28-2005, 05:11 PM
yeh lets rios- cmooooooooooooooooon

alfonsojose
09-28-2005, 07:24 PM
:scared: somebody needs money :sad:

Jenrios
09-28-2005, 09:03 PM
:scared: somebody needs money :sad:

erm, no - as usual, it's an escape from his marital problems. The injury with his back remians - he would need another operation to be fully fit, and he says he's not risking it again, though knowing Marcelo, he changes his mind like the wind. He only decided he wanted to make a sort of comeback last weekend, after a bust up with his wife. All that is pencilled in is an exhibition with Becker in Novemeber, with possibly a few more (these were planned back in April), and he 'may' consider the seniors tour, but he'd never be able to play to his full capacity. According to the proud father, his daughter Constanza is a real talent and is the champion they've been waiting for:)

Jenrios
09-28-2005, 09:05 PM
back on court yesterday -



http://www.terra.cl/megagalerias/mg7653280905/mg8728280905/DSC_7682.jpg

Jenrios
09-28-2005, 09:07 PM
and much as I like Verdasco - please, you can't compare Verdasco to Rios! (see tagline), and please, don't mention Rios and Nadal in the same sentence.

Jenrios
09-28-2005, 09:10 PM
http://www.terra.cl/megagalerias/mg7653280905/mg8728280905/DSC_7679.jpg

Jenrios
09-28-2005, 09:12 PM
I'll be stunned if he even stick to exhibitions and the seniors tour - stickability is a problem with Marcelo - no surprise he was diagnosed with attention deficit as a child -
I'd love to see him come back, but his body won't hold up, and I'm sure he'll move on either to other interests on another wife:)

Jenrios
09-28-2005, 09:14 PM
Machine translated from La Tercera -

The trainer and Marcelo's return Ríos to the courts
Horacio of the Rock: It was not noticed that it was so much time without playing"
The left-handed one trained for near one hour and 45 minutes in the Israeli Stadium, as sparring of Paul Capdeville.

It dates edition: 28-09-2005


When they lacked ten minutes for three in the afternoon he/she lost temper the tranquility of the Israeli Stadium. With a black handbag, yellow polera and black short, Marcelo Ríos made his appearance for the enclosure of Avenue The Counts. "Where is Horacio? ", did "Chinese" ask to alive voice who quickly answer found in a couple of fans that you/they were practicing in the place. And to weary step, without lifting the view a lot, he/she went to the place that the technical transandino took willing so that it trained next to Paul Capdeville, number three of Chile and one of its current pupils.

Clever to begin the training, the first thing that made went to rebuke a journalist that was inside the court next to their cameraman. He/she forced him to leave the place and once it fulfilled their objective a peloteo it began with Capdeville, demonstrating that the talent doesn't forget, no matter how much it has already been turned more than one year since it played its last party in the circuit. And that that had to toss hand to their partner's of training racket, considering that he/she didn't walk with I implement own.

It was one hour and 40 minutes during those which the former number one of the world showed their good hand. It was not demanded a lot, but he had enough to put on approval to their partner. It was noticed happy, very lively with this return that has as objective to get a setting to point for a series of exhibitions that will dispute in November and also to see if it can be integrated to the circuit senior and to look for some option of integrating the team of Glass Davis the 2006. Physically it is well, in an aspect that has worried about maintaining together with their physical coach Carlos Cardemil. The problem was the bladders in the hands, own for somebody he/she makes a lot it didn't seize a racket.

Jenrios
09-28-2005, 09:19 PM
and it's always heartening to read posts recognising his talent.

Margy
09-28-2005, 09:33 PM
He only wants to play in the Delta Tour of Champions next year. Not to play professionally on the ATP Tour again. He said that he is on conversations for the organizers of the Delta Tour because he's is only 29 year old and the Seniors tour is for players of 35 or more. Also, he wants to help in the chilean Davis Cup team, as a coach (not as a captain for now) or as a technical assistant.

Could someone explain exactly the "Delta Tour of Champions" vs the "Senior Tour". Are they 2 unrelated entities? What are the eligibilities of each one? :confused:

Thanks :)

ultraX
09-29-2005, 01:05 AM
I wanted to ask the same question. Height is nothing to do of creating angles.
It's matter of your skill. Height is only help you to cover well on the net and to serve.

Look at Coria, Gaudio and even Rochus before Chang, they aren't tall but they play really well.


How can height help to create angles, or help in anything else in tennis besides serve and smash? I can't see the connection

Fergie
09-29-2005, 02:32 AM
http://www.terra.cl/megagalerias/mg7653280905/mg8728280905/DSC_7679.jpg
The best tennis shot ever!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Eléa
09-29-2005, 08:24 AM
Thank you for the pic.. it's good to see him again :o
:eek: i miss him :sad: