This book is a unique, abstract portrait of former ATP #1 ranked tennis player Marcelo Rios of Chile from various sources and perspectives, including opponents, friends, media, fans, photographers, his coaches, industry people, tournament officials, etc. Rios possessed the wondrous talent which could have won ten Grand Slams - according to Marat Safin, and a maverick personality which fascinated, bewildered and awed the tennis world from 1994 to 2003. In this book you will learn many insights and anecdotes about Rios and his unparalleled experience on the professional tennis circuit, such as the time he punched out a fan at a Miami restaurant, the time a woman left his hotel room screaming, how his spectacular skills could make even a top ten player feel like a vice on the court. All hardcore tennis fans will greatly enjoy this book.
Scoop Malinowski has written about tennis for Tennis Magazine, Ace Magazine in London, Tennis Magazine Australia, CBSsportsline.com, Tennis Week, Tennisweek.com, Tennis View Magazine, etc. He created the web site www.Tennis-prose.com in 2010. His first book Heavyweight Armageddon: The Tyson-Lewis Championship Battle was called a smashing success, by Boxing Hall of Famer Emanuel Steward, One of the two best books I ever read.