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Marcelo Andres Rios Mayorga is a retired and former World No. 1 tennis player from Chile. Nicknamed El Chino ("The Chinese") and El zurdo de Vitacura ("The lefty from Vitacura"), he became the first Latin American player to reach the top position on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) singles rankings in 1998. He held the World No. 1 ranking for six weeks. He also has held the top ranking in juniors and seniors. He was the first player in tennis history to win the three clay-court Masters Series tournaments . He is the only male player in the open era to have held the World No. 1 ranking despite never winning a Grand Slam singles tournament.
Rios began playing tennis at the age of 11 at the Stade Francaise country club in Vitacura (Greater Santiago), adjacent to his house.
In 1993, Rios became the first male player from Latin America to be ranked world number one in juniors. That year, he won the boys' singles title at the US Open and his first satellite tournament in Chile.
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