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Old 08-10-2008, 07:54 PM   #166
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Rios also said

so far he didn't have any other invitations to play this year - he said there are too many players who want to play, and an 8 man draw makes it difficult. For him personally, coming all the way from Chile, doesn't make it worthwhile for one tournament. He says there needs to be better organisation and for all players to committ to at least 6 events. Perhaps Marcelo's comments will be taken on board. Age/ranking categories would be much better. And organisation needs to be sorted!
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:57 PM   #167
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Marcelo was in very good spirits - never seen him pose for so many pix, sign so many autographs, and generally smile and beng very pleasant to everyone - even me Seriously, Marcelo has never failed to sign for me - 8 out of 8 times, but I do know he can be, erm, 'difficult'. So good humoured was he, I took a risk and asked for a pic with him which he was more than happy to pose for!
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Marcelo said he has had no more invites to play any other seniors events this year - so far. Obviously, I think Marcelo's past reputation plays a part in it, but in Portugal, the media and the people at the tournament seem completely charmed by him.

And for me, he's still the best player I've ever seen! Senior event organisers take note - invite him!
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As for the final, yes, Goran had a bandaged knee, but it didn't affect hs serve - he served well all week, and tried to blase Marcelo off the court, which he did in his first few service games. But then Marcelo got into the groove and his returning was sublime - and he made Goran run, and run, and run.
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Rios Captures Algarve Title To Jump To No. 1
Marcelo Rios moved to the top of the South African Airwars Rankings after capturing his second Vale do Lobo Grand Champions CGD title in three years

It wasn't the way that the Chilean would have wanted to win - his opponent Goran Ivanisevic retired with a left knee at the end of the first set at the BlackRock Tour of Champions event in Portugal.

Rios broke the formidable Ivanisevic serve to take the first set 6-4 when the Croat’s injury meant he was unable to continue.

“I hurt it a little bit against Sergi [Bruguera] on Wednesday, but after the match yesterday against Fernando [Meligeni], we finished at midnight and after that I took therapy for two hours, so maybe that was a mistake because when I woke up, I couldn’t move,” explained Ivanisevic. “Before the match, it was really painful. I played because it was the final, otherwise there’s no way I would play. I was just trying to hit winners, I couldn’t move, and against Marcelo, if you’re not 150% you’ve no chance, he’s too good a player to play against on one leg.”

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you're welcome! I just hope the seniors relent and invite him to play more tournaments this year.
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I Am after an autograph of Marcelo Rios (preprint or original). Can anyone help with this request?

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Tras 20 años, Marcelo Ríos tomó la decisión que tanto le costó: se cortó el pelo

Una mujer camina hablando por celular en el Club Providencia. Mira a la izquierda, se detiene, deja de conversar y se levanta los anteojos de sol. No puede creer lo que está viendo, algo que se expresa muy bien con la boca entreabierta. Otros ya habían pasado la impresión y se instalaron en una banca para ver más: Marcelo Ríos, el famoso pelilargo se ha cortado el cabello, y al ras.

La cola de caballo más famosa del deporte mundial ya no existe. Era su sello característico desde hace 20 años, el look que hizo finalmente famoso en todo el mundo, cuando con 18 años enfrentó a Pete Sampras, al "1", en Roland Garros de 1994.

Lo varió alguna vez con trenzas, lo llevó con un jockey, cuya visera miraba siempre hacia atrás, y hasta se rapó al costado, pero al final era más de lo mismo: el pelo lo llevó siempre largo, en un estilo que apenas le hizo sombra el australiano Lleyton Hewitt, cuando con su moño rubio irrumpió en el circuito en 1998.

En 1999 el "Chino" meditó la opción de hacer un cambio capilar, pero se topó con un problema: la marca Nike, su principal auspiciador, se lo prohibió, por considerar que Ríos se promocionaba no sólo por su talento, sino que también por la pinta "rebelde".

Había otro motivo para impedirle estrenar new look. Andre Agassi, otro ícono de la marca estadounidense, ya tenía la "exclusiva" de corte, luego de que decidiera raparse y olvidar que alguna vez él fue el rebelde de pelo largo.

El "Chino" acaba de terminar su práctica en el club y la mujer del celular sigue mirando desde un costado. Otros lo aplauden y una señora del aseo se atreve a más: "Se ve feíto tan pelado". El "Chino", por ahora, calla. Agarra su bolso, se pasa la mano por la cabeza y no mira a nadie.

En ocho días más, Ríos estrenará el corte en sociedad. Ese día se topará en una exhibición con Andy Roddick, quien, al igual que Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martín del Potro, Roger Federer y Fernando Verdasco, avanzó a cuartos en Miami.

Se esperan cerca de 11 mil personas en el Movistar Arena, y ya se han vendido cerca de 7.500 tickets. Ahora, hay otro motivo más para verlo.
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All I can say is - GROW IT BACK - FAST!
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