Originally Posted by timnz
Really for him, height was never an issue. What held him back was that we was frequently injured. The year that he had the least injuries was 1998 - when he got to number 1.
And the fact he was, for long stretches, one of the worst slackers in tennis history coupled with being borderline uncoachable.
His coach even told me - right next to the court when Rios was practising - that he was going to move on because Rios didn't adopting anything he ever suggested - he *apparently* just like to have someone there to tell him he was doing fine.