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Rios gains 5th title on seniors tour.

Jenrios
09-17-2006, 07:16 PM
sorry it's a translation

September of 2006, 17 14:10 Invincible Ríos: It added their fifth title in the tour of veteran

With their victory on the Croatian Ivanisevic, "Chinese" added its twentieth serial victory. AP Marcelo Ríos

Marcelo Ríos added a new title in the Merril Lynch Tourf of Champions, when being imposed in the final of the tournament from Paris to the Croatian Goran Ivanisevic for partial of 7-5 and 6-3.

This way the left-handed one added their victory number 20 in serial form and the fifth crown of the season, with what assured the number one world in seniors for the present year.

Ríos had to work a lot to always be imposed to a difficult Croatian player who assured that "Chinese" was totally ganable. Even in a tournament that was played in Austria in August past, Ivanisevic was able to take out him one Sep to the player of Vitacura.

Just as the European, today's game he/she announced it it was based on the power of their serve, but the former number one of the world he/she had all the arguments to conquer it and to leave in undoubtedly in the circuit of veteran doesn't have rivals.

7 de septiembre de 2006, 14:10
Ríos invencible: Sumó su quinto título en el tour de veteranos

Con su triunfo sobre el croata Ivanisevic, el "Chino" sumó su vigésima victoria consecutiva.
AP
Marcelo Ríos



PARÍS, septiembre 17.- Marcelo Ríos sumó un nuevo título en el Merril Lynch Tourf of Champions, al imponerse en la final del torneo de París al croata Goran Ivanisevic por parciales de 7-5 y 6-3.

De esta forma el zurdo sumó su victoria número 20 en forma consecutiva y la quinta corona de la temporada, con lo que aseguró el número uno mundial en seniors para el presente año.

Ríos tuvo que trabajar mucho para imponerse a un siempre difícil jugador croata, quien aseguró que el "Chino" era totalmente ganable. Incluso en un torneo que se jugó en Austria en agosto pasado, Ivanisevic logró sacarle un set al jugador de Vitacura.

Tal como la anunció el europeo, su juego de hoy se basó en la potencia de su saque, pero el ex número uno del mundo tuvo todos los argumentos para vencerlo y dejar en claro que en el circuito de veteranos no tiene rivales.

DrJules
09-17-2006, 07:17 PM
The man is too young to be on the seniors tour and is making it look silly.

GlennMirnyi
09-17-2006, 07:19 PM
The man is too young to be on the seniors tour and is making it look silly.

Too true. He should be ashamed of being a long-time choker that simply gave up the circuit. What's the difficulty in beating a almost 50 year-old McEnroe, for instance?

NicoFan
09-17-2006, 07:20 PM
Yeay for Marcelo! :yeah:

Question Jen - I thought I read a few days ago that Marcelo planning on playing in Vina this year - is that true? I've been so busy that I didn't have a chance to translate the article and might have read the spanish incorrectly.

NicoFan
09-17-2006, 07:21 PM
The man is too young to be on the seniors tour and is making it look silly.

Physical (I think back) problems - he couldn't take the day in day out grind of the regular tour.

Jenrios
09-17-2006, 07:26 PM
Hi Lynn - haven't caught up with you for ages! I made it to the uS Oopen, btw - saw Fer's first 15 mins - and then the rain - decided not to risk the Wednesday! Also saw Nico's first match - I expect you were there?

Apparently, Marcelo says no, he won't play Vina. There was some talk that tournament directors wanted him, and his father was negotiating with them. But on Friday, Marcelo said no. Of course, it could all change by Vina - he's desperate to win that title - and he should have won in that final against Sanchez.

Jenrios
09-17-2006, 07:27 PM
Physical (I think back) problems - he couldn't take the day in day out grind of the regular tour.

posters should know the reason why he doesn't play on the main tour - 'Glenn' just does it has a hobby:)

Jenrios
09-17-2006, 07:29 PM
In fact, Marcelo's doctor gave an interview about 2 weeks ago saying it was physically impossible for him to play the main tour. Goran started the seniors at 31 - not much outcry there - but then he didn't win as much as Marcelo.

GlennMirnyi
09-17-2006, 07:31 PM
Big deal. Gimelstob plays taking cortisone shots and so did Agassi in his last years. We all know Rios isn't that much of a hard-worker.

Saumon
09-17-2006, 07:32 PM
I've watched the match, it was funny because Rios made Goran run and run and run. Goran was like "please, stop it, I'm dead" :lol: At the end of the match Goran sat on his chair and pretended he was going to take a nap. :lol:

Btw in the on court interview Marcelo said "The Senior Tour is the best idea the ATP ever came up with" and Ivanisevic said he had to work on his fitness. :p

NicoFan
09-17-2006, 07:43 PM
Hi Lynn - haven't caught up with you for ages! I made it to the uS Oopen, btw - saw Fer's first 15 mins - and then the rain - decided not to risk the Wednesday! Also saw Nico's first match - I expect you were there?

Apparently, Marcelo says no, he won't play Vina. There was some talk that tournament directors wanted him, and his father was negotiating with them. But on Friday, Marcelo said no. Of course, it could all change by Vina - he's desperate to win that title - and he should have won in that final against Sanchez.

Oh, I wish we had meet up - I was at all Nico's matches and all Fer's matches except one. I missed Fer's match against Andy - I had planned to run back and forth from the grandstand, Armstrong, and AA for all the matches, but if I left Armstrong that day, I wouldn't have gotten back in because there were so many people trying to see Rafa. :sad: So I missed that great match. I was so bummed.

I did meet two of your fellow countrypersons. Two really nice women - one who was a big Nico fan! So we had a great time sitting together the 4 days they were there.

Hopefully Marcelo will change his mind - how cool would that be for him to play Vina!

Jenrios
09-17-2006, 07:46 PM
I did meet two of your fellow countrypersons. Two really nice women - one who was a big Nico fan! So we had a great time sitting together the 4 days they were there.


OMG - really? She must have Sky tv then!

As for Fer's match with Roddick - what a heart-breaker, eh? How many days did you go altogether?

NicoFan
09-17-2006, 07:48 PM
OMG - really? She must have Sky tv then!

As for Fer's match with Roddick - what a heart-breaker, eh? How many days did you go altogether?

Actually she saw him win the gold in Athens! Lucky her...

It was a heart-breaker...though I like Andy so at least it was to someone I like. But Fer needed a big win too. They kept flashing the score in Armstrong so I was able to keep up with it.

I went from the first Monday to the second Monday. Plus was there for the qualifying and practice days (when it wasn't raining.... :sad: ).

How long were you there for?

Jenrios
09-17-2006, 07:55 PM
wow - amazing! all that tennis! I only went 2 days - and one was a washout. Decided to shop and sight see on the Wednesday.

Jenrios
09-17-2006, 07:56 PM
Big deal. Gimelstob plays taking cortisone shots and so did Agassi in his last years. We all know Rios isn't that much of a hard-worker.

you know nothing of Marcelo's back injury history. :rolleyes:

Jenrios
09-17-2006, 07:57 PM
I've watched the match, it was funny because Rios made Goran run and run and run. Goran was like "please, stop it, I'm dead" :lol: At the end of the match Goran sat on his chair and pretended he was going to take a nap. :lol:

Btw in the on court interview Marcelo said "The Senior Tour is the best idea the ATP ever came up with" and Ivanisevic said he had to work on his fitness. :p


thanks for the report.

Fergie
09-17-2006, 11:33 PM
Well done Marcelo! :worship:

Warrior
09-18-2006, 12:35 AM
How old is Marcelo now?

Mimi
09-18-2006, 02:11 AM
poor rio, he is not that old at all :(

tangerine_dream
09-18-2006, 02:13 AM
Somebody needs to stop Rios, he's ruining the Seniors Tour!

How come Sampras doesn't play this?

GlennMirnyi
09-18-2006, 02:22 AM
Somebody needs to stop Rios, he's ruining the Seniors Tour!

How come Sampras doesn't play this?

Sampras would be embarassed to be playing that young as he is.

tangerine_dream
09-18-2006, 02:26 AM
Rios is the baby on the Geezer tour, he's only 30. :lol:

World Beater
09-18-2006, 05:00 AM
andre should play the seniors...:devil:

payback time

Dirk
09-18-2006, 05:04 AM
What is the prize money for these events? How much money did Rios make all year winning these titles?

GlennMirnyi
09-18-2006, 05:06 AM
Is Korda going to play the seniors too? :devil:

Nathaliia
09-18-2006, 09:46 AM
Clearly amazing :worship:

oz_boz
09-18-2006, 01:59 PM
Pathetic.

Just as the European, today's game he/she announced it it was based on the power of their serve, but the former number one of the world he/she had all the arguments to conquer it and to leave in undoubtedly in the circuit of veteran doesn't have rivals.

:lol: I can't help it, I just love machine translations. I know I'm a nerd.

PoderShileno
09-18-2006, 02:37 PM
great marcelo ¡¡¡¡¡¡:D

Jogy
09-18-2006, 10:23 PM
:lol: Rios is very dominant. He can play toys with the other opponents on Seniour Tour and win it

Maxpowers
09-19-2006, 11:28 PM
Is Korda going to play the seniors too? :devil:

I know he played a match in this event. They pick 8 players for each tournament. McEnroe and Courier play in all of them.

http://championsseriestennis.com/

JW10S
09-20-2006, 12:06 AM
Rios is not yet 31. I think it's ridiculous that he is playing on the senior tour. To name just some he is younger than Agassi (who just retired), Norman, Santoro, Bjorkman, Pavel, Novak, who play on the main tour.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-20-2006, 01:33 AM
CH1NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :worship:

alfonsojose
09-20-2006, 01:38 PM
What a joke. It's like Agasi playing in the WTA tour :tape: :rolleyes:

Pea
09-20-2006, 01:46 PM
Somebody needs to stop Rios, he's ruining the Seniors Tour!

How come Sampras doesn't play this?

Cos he can still beat the likes of rodduck.:wavey: :kiss:

*Viva Chile*
09-20-2006, 11:32 PM
Is Korda going to play the seniors too? :devil:
He played the entire 2004 in seniors ;)

*Viva Chile*
09-20-2006, 11:35 PM
Rios is not yet 31. I think it's ridiculous that he is playing on the senior tour. To name just some he is younger than Agassi (who just retired), Norman, Santoro, Bjorkman, Pavel, Novak, who play on the main tour.
Norman (Magnus) is retired from almost the same time as Marcelo. (I suppose that you don't mean "Dick Norman" :tape:

Marcelo's back problems contraindicted to play a regular ATP tour, that's the reason he decide to play seniors on an early age, just for love for tennis.

JW10S
09-20-2006, 11:51 PM
Yes, I do mean Dick Norman. He is 35 and is still active on the ATP tour (ranked #94).

andygabriela
09-21-2006, 12:32 AM
If he plays with grandparents, as he is not going to win ??? :devil:

CmonAussie
09-21-2006, 01:00 AM
Rios is not yet 31. I think it's ridiculous that he is playing on the senior tour. To name just some he is younger than Agassi (who just retired), Norman, Santoro, Bjorkman, Pavel, Novak, who play on the main tour.
:wavey:
Yeah Agassi is nearly 6 :angel: years older & to think until last year he was still winning titles & making a GS final :worship: :worship: ..........

Rios must surely realise his career has become a pathetic joke :p

ChinoRios4Ever
09-21-2006, 01:16 AM
STOP WITH THIS.....

R1OS CANT PLAY IN THE ATP, HE HAS A SERIOUS BACK PROBLEM, IF HE'S BACK IT'S OBVIOUS THAT WILL GET INJURIED SOON

Agassi can play till 36 cause he received a lot of inyections to calm the pain in his poor back, but look at this USO, i feel sick watching andre play vs becker without moving in the court with that pain.... Andre must retired after last year USO when he lost to Federer with all the glory and not with this bad moment, he's a LEGENG and doesnt deserved a end like this

I know R1OS is younger than Novak, Pavel, Dick Norman, Santoro, Bjorkman, Sanguinetti....ETC ETC ETC ETC, BUT ALL THAT PLAYERS NEVER HAD A BIG INJURY LIKE MARCELO IN HIS BACK

IT'S MY OPINION, FOR ME MARCELO ALWAYS WILL BE A TENNIS GENIUS AND MY IDOL, I RESPECT THAT PEOPLE WHO SAID HE'S A JOKE, A PATETIC PERSON, ETC ETC ETC... EVERYBODY CAN SPEAK HERE....

ANT0N!0
09-21-2006, 05:39 AM
I would have been very surprised if he had lost, he's only 31 years old and he is playing with retired players which are, in some cases, more than 10 years older! Give me a break...

CmonAussie
09-21-2006, 05:45 AM
I would have been very surprised if he had lost, he's only 31 years old and he is playing with retired players which are, in some cases, more than 10 years older! Give me a break...
:wavey:
In some cases 17-years older :eek: ~~ a la when Rios defeated McEnroe at the previous Seniors Event final in Portugal ;)

atpSUPERMAN
09-21-2006, 10:15 AM
I don't think Agassi will ever play the Senior Tour, it would destroy his back and then some, he struggles just walking up the stairs these days without a cortizone shot. I know his main priority is to be fit enough to play with his kids so playing the Senior Tour would be suicide and he doesn't seem too keen on travelling these days. He isn't even keen on coaching, although I expect he has plenty of family coaching ahead of him.