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Bollettieri Loves "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew" book, calls it magnificent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Prapong Nov 8, 2012. 3 Replies

It's kind of a sleeper subject but the new book about Marcelo Rios was well received by Nick Bollettieri... “Excellent job on the book. You did it in a very interesting way. The book is magnificent.…Continue

Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Prapong May 17, 2012. 14 Replies

A very good new book about Marcelo Rios is out titled "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew"I read it over the weekend, highly recommend...Here is a review and some excerptsMichael Chang: "Why are…Continue

4.5 level opponents wanted

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Hi everyone. Here in Sarasota area till Feb. Hope to meet some new 4.5 players for singles. Can play at Payne Park, Bath & Racquet, or Siesta Key or the two courts at Longboat Key. Please contact…Continue

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Tim Prapong replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Bollettieri Loves "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew" book, calls it magnificent'
"Thanks for directing me to the site! :)"
Nov 8, 2012
Riosfan replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Bollettieri Loves "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew" book, calls it magnificent'
"Tennisconnected recently ran a full chapter interview with Bollettieri about Rios, you can google that. The book is $12.99 or something inexpensive like that at amazon."
Nov 7, 2012
Tim Prapong replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Bollettieri Loves "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew" book, calls it magnificent'
"I'd love to read more excerpts if you can manage it here..."
Nov 7, 2012
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Bollettieri Loves "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew" book, calls it magnificent

It's kind of a sleeper subject but the new book about Marcelo Rios was well received by Nick Bollettieri... “Excellent job on the book. You did it in a very interesting way. The book is magnificent. I’m going to tell a lot of people that they should read it.” Rios was a fascinating eccentric character in his time in tennis, the likes of which we will never see again in terms of rebel attitude and marvelous aesthetic talent. It's good to see a historically important player like Rios getting some…See More
Nov 7, 2012
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Nov 7, 2012
Tim Prapong replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out'
"Yeah, he is working construction with his dad, hence the bulk. But he looks more relaxed.  Must be alot of pressure carrying the Rios name into the Orange Bowl. Better luck next time!"
May 17, 2012
Riosfan replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out'
"Good stuff William, thanks. Rios didn't seem to like all the attention of being a star, just wanted to be treated normal I think. Nice photos Tim, Rios looks considerably bulked up, like a boxer. BTW I heard his 10 yr old daughter played…"
May 17, 2012
Tim Prapong replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out'
May 17, 2012
Riosfan replied to Mark / The Mayor's discussion 'How Far Can Dolgopolov Go?'
"Dolgopolov can win majors if he gets stronger. Did anyone see his first set vs. Djokovic at US Open last year? It was an amazing set, ended up in a tiebreak which was the longest in US Open history - 18-16 I think (but Stosur- Kirilenko eclisped it…"
Jan 7, 2012
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out'
"Tennis channel said the other day he comes From a rich family ...which. explains y he is so wishy washy. But that's good in a sence since he doesn't take himself seriously. He plays customer he wants to."
Jan 1, 2012
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Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out

A very good new book about Marcelo Rios is out titled "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew"I read it over the weekend, highly recommend...Here is a review and some excerptsMichael Chang: "Why are you writing a book about Marcelo Rios?"Ilie Nastase: "He's the worst prick I ever met." Marat Safin: "He had the talent to win ten Grand Slams."Roger Federer: "I was a big admirer of Marcelo."Thomas Johansson: "Rios could make you feel like it was your first time standing on the court."Mats Wilander:…See More
Dec 31, 2011
Tim Prapong replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out'
"Now that's modesty. I like that story!"
Dec 31, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out'
"He. Said it like he knew he was gonna lose that he wasn't buying into the hype. Other than that. Cool guy just talking and walking around llike a normal guy."
Dec 31, 2011
Tim Prapong replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out'
"Did he say it like he expected to win, or was he modest and aloof about it? I remember that he just kinda came out of nowhere, it seemed."
Dec 30, 2011
CoachV - William Vazquez replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out'
"Coachv met Rios about 6 months b4 he became #1. At the Bronx borough classic. I asked him "hey I hear you are gonna win this tournament. Rios says yeah I hear that too. He lost the tournament. & 6 Monts later Rios is #1 in the world.…"
Dec 30, 2011
Riosfan replied to Riosfan's discussion 'Re: New Marcelo Rios book just came out'
"Maybe ) Because the victim definitely would have had grounds for an assault. I don't think Rios was prosecuted for that assault. Rios also KOed a fan in a Miami steakhouse restaurant the night be became #1, that story is in the book too. Rios…"
Dec 30, 2011

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