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Rios invited onto Seniors tour

Jenrios
01-05-2006, 02:13 PM
This is from today's La Tercera - in Spanish, and machine translated, I'm afraid.....


Desde Portugal y Austria llegaron dos invitaciones para que el "Chino" participe en sus torneos
Tour senior espera un sí de Ríos
La noticia fue confirmada por la coordinadora del circuito Delta, Laurence Contet, quien explicó que ahora todo depende del zurdo. El padre de Marcelo, Jorge Ríos, confirmó que su hijo está decidido a jugar en los certámenes reservados para grandes ex tenistas.

Fecha edición: 05-01-2006


Mucho se ha dicho acerca del posible regreso de Marcelo Ríos al tenis rentado, ahora como parte del Tour Delta, reservado para grandes ex raquetas de la ATP. Lo cierto es que el circuito senior también espera al zurdo. Incluso, ya se cursaron dos invitaciones para que participe en dos de los 10 campeonatos que se desarrollan en el año, en Portugal y Austria, respectivamente.

La coordinadora del circuito de veteranos, Laurence Contet, confirmó a La Tercera que los organizadores de ambos certámenes están interesados en llevar a Ríos. "Sabemos que hay dos torneos que desean a Marcelo entre sus jugadores, pero ahora el tema depende él, porque debe dar una respuesta", comentó Contet, quien aclaró que los dos torneos están fechados para agosto de 2006.

Dispuesto

Al ex número uno del mundo le motiva la idea de volver a jugar. Así lo confirmó su padre, Jorge Ríos, quien explicó que "le interesa y lo está evaluando. Tiene todas las ganas, así que estas invitaciones se toman como una buena noticia".

Lo único que molesta es que estén programados para agosto, puesto que al "Chino" le gustaría no aplazar tanto esta posibilidad. "La intención de Marcelo es jugar lo antes posible, luego de que se inicie el período de competencia", indica Jorge Ríos.

El Delta Tour consideró 10 campeonatos en 2005. Ahora se espera agregar alguno más, a partir del 7 de abril, fecha en que se inician los torneos. El primero será en Doha y el segundo en Hong Kong, lo que dificulta el objetivo del chileno, debido a la lejanía de estas ciudades.

Exhibición

De acuerdo al plan que se propone Marcelo Ríos, la primera opción para su debut en el circuito es en Roma, en mayo próximo. "Pero antes de eso, es posible que juegue una exhibición que se ha venido dilatando desde diciembre pasado, aparentemente frente a Boris Becker", apunta el padre del "Zurdo de Vitacura".

El tema está a cargo del productor Manuel Rodríguez, quien destacó que sólo falta vender el partido a la televisión, en una fecha que le acomode a Becker.

Por mientras, Ríos sólo se preocupa de mantenerse a punto físicamente, con un fuerte trabajo de gimnasio, acompañado de su preparador Carlos Cardemil.


la intencion de Marcelo Ríos es participar en algún campeonato antes de los que se realizarán en Portugal y Austria. También existe la posibilidad de jugar una exhibición.


la intencion de Marcelo Ríos es participar en algún campeonato antes de los que se realizarán en Portugal y Austria. También existe la posibilidad de jugar una exhibición.

Jenrios
01-05-2006, 02:14 PM
and in English -

From Portugal and Austria two invitations arrived so that "Chinese" participates in their tournaments
Tour senior waits a yes of Ríos
The news was confirmed by the coordinator of the circuit Delta, Laurence Contet who explained that now everything depends on the left-handed one. Marcelo's father, Jorge Ríos, confirmed that his son is resolved to play in the reserved contests for big former tennis players.

It dates edition: 05-01-2006


A lot it has been said about Marcelo's possible return Ríos to the produced tennis, now like part of the Tour Delta, private room for big former rackets of the ATP. The certain thing is that the circuit senior also wait to the left-handed one. Even, two invitations were already studied so that it participates in two of the 10 championships that are developed in the year, in Portugal and Austria, respectively.

The coordinator of the circuit of veteran, Laurence Contet, confirmed at The Third that the organizers of both contests are interested in taking to Ríos. We "know that there are two tournaments that want to Marcelo among their players, but now the topic depends him, because he should give an answer", Contet commented who clarified that the two tournaments are dated for August of 2006.

Willing

To the former number one of the world motivates him the idea of playing again. Their father confirmed this way it, Jorge Ríos who explained that it interests "him and it is evaluating it. He has all the desires, so these invitations take like a good news."

The only thing that bothers is that they are programmed for August, since "Chinese" would like not to postpone this possibility so much. Marcelo's intention is to play as soon as possible, after the period of competition" begins, Jorge indicates Ríos.

The Delta Tour considered 10 championships in 2005. Now it is hoped to add some more, starting from April 7, it dates in that the tournaments begin. The first one will be in Doha and the second in Hong Kong, what hinders the objective of the Chilean, due to the distance of these cities.

Exhibition

According to the plan that Marcelo intends Ríos, the first option for its premiere in the circuit is in Rome, in next May. "But before that, it is possible that it plays an exhibition that one has come dilating from passed December, seemingly in front of Boris Becker", the father of the "Left-handed one of Vitacura" points.

The topic is in charge of the producing Manuel Rodríguez who highlighted that he only lacks to sell the party to television, in a date that accommodates Becker.

For while, Ríos only worries about staying physically to point, with a strong gym work, accompanied by his coach Carlos Cardemil.


Marcelo's intention Ríos is to participate in some championship before those that will be carried out in Portugal and Austria. The possibility also exists of playing an exhibition.

Eléa
01-05-2006, 02:33 PM
:eek: Thank you for posting that :worship: I really hope one day i could see Marcelo playing again, not too far from me...
I'm happy to know he worries for his physical heath. I miss him so much... :sad:

celia
01-05-2006, 02:49 PM
is he old enough to qualify for the Seniors tour? i'm shocked.

Eléa
01-05-2006, 02:52 PM
i though he must wait till 35 :confused:

Lindsayfan
01-05-2006, 03:52 PM
i hope he'll be nicer in the senior tour than he was in pro tour.

Eléa
01-05-2006, 03:54 PM
i hope he'll be nicer in the senior tour than he was in pro tour. not me :p

Jenrios
01-05-2006, 05:30 PM
not me :p

nor me:)

Jenrios
01-05-2006, 05:34 PM
is he old enough to qualify for the Seniors tour? i'm shocked.


I think they make the rules up as they go along:) My only concern is whether Marcelo will stand up to back-to-back matches.

+alonso
01-05-2006, 06:10 PM
Yeah! I'm way to happy for him!! YAYY!! GOOD LUCK Marcelo

joeb_uk
01-05-2006, 06:46 PM
Hope to see him at royal albert hall soon!!!

amierin
01-05-2006, 07:03 PM
Let Rios be Rios. I hope he can hold up physically.