Marcelo Rios was 1 of the far more vibrant figures on the tennis scene all through the 1990s and early 2000s.
He has been retired for approximately 20 many years now, but has entirely transformed his look and physique since then.
The Chilean was a former world selection a person and Australian Open up finalist in 1998, losing out to Petr Korda.
He also holds the accolade of staying the shortest human being to maintain the standing as best in the world… not shortest in time but height as he stands at just 5ft9in.
Not only was Rios entertaining on the courtroom, he made even much more headlines off the court docket for his antics.
He was arrested in 2001 in Rome for punching a taxi driver on the nose and then got into a battle with a policeman.
Then in 2003 he was thrown out of a lodge when on Davis Cup obligation for Chile for allegedly urinating on some men and then swimming naked in the pool. An incident he later apologised for.
As not long ago as 2018, he was fined by the ITF for telling journalists at the Davis Cup: “As my personal friend Diego Maradona claims, I never ever discuss to reporters as you can all suck it.”
Even so, he seems to be completely unrecognisable from how he appeared as a player.
Not only has he obviously been hitting the health and fitness center given that he retired, he also underwent a number of beauty surgical procedures and had lots of tattoos.
He mentioned in an interview: “I fastened my brow, which was pretty destroyed by the sun. Again in the times no person made use of sunscreen, so my experience got destroyed.
“Also, they mounted my eyelid, which was too small. I couldn’t close my eye so I slept with my eyes open. I had baggage and wrinkles.”
Rios also follows a bodybuilder’s life-style wherever he unveiled he trains for hrs a working day.
Now he has bulked up to properly about 100kg, up from his stated taking part in bodyweight of 73kg.
On his new regime, he said: “I’m teaching to sense very good. Two and a half hours a day to obtain muscle mass mass. I never fail. In advance of, as a pro player, I experienced to shed body weight, but I’m not at the age to go up and down any longer.”
Now at 47, he resides in Miami and had in 2014 revealed he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s.