i suspect they had common interests in the way of being the figurehead of tennis for their country. both had rabid followings in their homelands. thats about the only thing that makes sense IMO. i think henman was a pretty mature and intelligent fellow from early on and saw through a lot of the BS backtalk that surrounded rios. Rios was a pretty nice guy deep down he was just an extreme introvert and liked his space. i have never heard rios speak ill of other players. he is quite frank and comes off as abrasive sometimes. he doesnt really fake anything and I have never heard him give a scripted answer to a question.