Marcelo Rios, The Most Hated Man in Tennis
A very very talented left handed player
Nick Bolletieri once said he thought that Marcelo Rios was one of the most talented players he had ever worked with.
Some say that Rios was kind of an A$$Hole.
Monica Seles claimed that they were in line for food together and he told her to “move her fat ass.” Which I believe he said in Spanish.
Rios became the #1 player in the world. He held onto the ranking for 4 weeks.
One time Rios said “$uck You” to a Chair Umpire. He was disqualified from that tournament.
Famous for mooning some reporters. He also fired Larry Stefanki his coach; after achieving the #1 ranking and he claimed he “wanted to go in a different direction.”
Rios has a daughter which some people think make him maybe a TINY bit happy. He was often noted for being pissed or looking unhappy. It was tough to earn a smile from him but some claim he MIGHT have smiled when his daughter was born.
Here he is playing Agassi. This is when he was at his prime.