Former World No.1 professional tennis player Marcelo Rios

Marcelo Rios

Marcelo Rios is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Chile, born in 1975. He was nicknamed El Chino. H claimed top position on ATP tennis rankings in 1998, making him the fist Latin American to enjoy such high ranking. He held this top position for six weeks.

Marcelo Rios won Hamburg, Rome, and Monte Carlo after the new format for clay court Masters Series was introduced. His victory in all the three Masters made him the first player to achieve this. He was ranked World No. 1 without winning any Grand Slam title at all. He is the only person in Open Era to have claimed World No. 1 spot without winning a Grand Slam title throughout the career although he did win other 18 titles. However, he did make to finals in Australian Open but lost to Petr Korda.

Rios has been subject to number of controversies, which affected his personality as a tennis player negatively. He was unable to justify these controversies. He retired early because of these controversies and back injury that made it difficult for him to play tennis. Former World No.1 professional tennis player Marcelo Rios is still remembered in the field of Tennis for his talent. His unique record makes him important in Tennis records.

Former World No.1 American Tennis Player Doris Hart

Doris Hart

Born on the 20th of June, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri, Doris Hart was a former World No.1 tennis player from America. She suffered from Osteomyelitis as a child and suffered from an impaired right leg on a permanent basis. She started playing the game of tennis at a young age of 10. She won her first Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon in 1947 in the women’s Doubles category. She bagged in her First singles title in 1949 in the Australian Open before winning the French Open in 1950 and 1952. She also won the Wimbledon in 1951 and the US Open in 1954 and 1955. Hart is also the first woman to complete singles career Grand Slam along with completing the career boxed set for the first time as well.  He was ranked as among the top ten from 1946 to 1955 with securing the No.1 rank in 1951. She was the top ranked player of the US in 1954 and 1955. She was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1969.

Hart won in total 35 grand Slam Titles in her career with 6 singles title, 14 doubles titles and 15 Mixed Doubles titles. Hart reached the quarterfinals of 32 Grand Slam singles matches she played out of the 34, failing to reach in the initial two only which she competed in aged 15 and 16. She also won all the three titles of the Women singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles at Wimbledon in 1951 which she played in a single day along with winning the trio at the French open in 1952 and The Us Open in 1954. She announced retirement from professional tennis is 1955 but played the 1969 US Open Championship.