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rk_sports
05-30-2012, 05:33 PM
I'll start with this one from Johnny Mac during Simon v/s Baker match..
and you guys can share what you remember

"Nadal..he punches you in the gut,
Simon slaps you in the face" lol

Tenez101
05-30-2012, 05:37 PM
From Federer vs. Kamke ESPN commentary:

"Federer's riding his bike in this set."

Evan77
05-30-2012, 06:01 PM
to be honest with you, I just want to watch tennis. they all talk too much, and they get stupid because they have nothing smart to say but they feel they have to say something. JMac is actually not too bad, but still.

gilly2571
05-30-2012, 06:13 PM
Agreed, they do get a little verbose at times. Must say that Martina however is the best as far as breaking down the intricacies of the game. I actually listen when she is assigned a match. Have learned a few things from her.

Tenez101
05-30-2012, 06:16 PM
I don't know, I think commentators add color to the match and keep it interesting while the players take a minute between points toweling themselves off, so I'm ok with them as long as they STFU during the point.

Clarky21
05-30-2012, 06:28 PM
I think they should offer fans the choice to watch the matches with or without commentators. I would never again have to listen to the non-stop yammering and bandwagoning from these folks again if they did that.

jwjh
05-30-2012, 06:32 PM
What a commentator just said about Nalby: Can be up and down but depends on whether he is carrying alot of weight and his physical appearance sometimes doesnt always look overly appealing.

What a way to sugarcoat it.:shock:

During Ungur vs Roger.

marc45
05-30-2012, 06:32 PM
watched a match on stream today, limited buffering, but best...no commentators, no commercials, just chair and pa, like you were sitting right in the stadium

kelawai
05-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Streaming is better. For cable TV maybe they should put only one commentator in the booth. When they have two or three commentators for ESPN, NBC or CBS, all nonsense came out of them. They just want to outsmart each other.

Evan77
05-30-2012, 06:42 PM
I think they should offer fans the choice to watch the matches with or without commentators. I would never again have to listen to the non-stop yammering and bandwagoning from these folks again if they did that.
well, exactly ... so many times I'm focused on a certain match, and then I hear 'great FH' as if I didn't see it myself. I actually choose to watch some really odd streams most of the times (like Arabic or Romanians ones) ... they blah, blah, but I don't know what they are talking about, so it doesn't really bother me as much :). Arab commentators are really hilarious, they speak like 100 words per minute, but for some reason it doesn't bother me at all :)

LiveScoreHunter is pretty good.

it's not easy to watch tennis in Canada, we get to see masters and slams on TSN, but very often there is some stupid delay ... and God forbid about smaller tournaments ...

Clarky21
05-30-2012, 06:48 PM
well, exactly ... so many times I'm focused on a certain match, and then I hear 'great FH' as if I didn't see it myself. I actually choose to watch some really odd streams most of the times (like Arabic or Romanians ones) ... they blah, blah, but I don't know what they are talking about, so it doesn't really bother me as much :). Arab commentators are really hilarious, they speak like 100 words per minute, but for some reason it doesn't bother me at all :)

LiveScoreHunter is pretty good.



I have managed to find some streams on livescorehunter before that had no commentators and it was glorious. I could watch the match without all of the bs,and talking during play. I would even pay extra for the option of watching the matches with no commentators on ESPN and TC if they were to ever offer it.

sillymonkey
05-30-2012, 06:49 PM
Agreed, they do get a little verbose at times. Must say that Martina however is the best as far as breaking down the intricacies of the game. I actually listen when she is assigned a match. Have learned a few things from her.

Yea, she's good. Lindsey D. Is getting better too. I like that she tries to stay neutral.
It's revealing to watch the match replay, knowing in advance who won. To hear most of the commentators one sided, glib and fickle statements is hilarious.

rk_sports
05-31-2012, 06:00 PM
Not a commentator.. but a player :)

A reporter wanted to know a little more about Sloane Stephens "inner dialogue," and what she was saying to herself while she was hammering Mattek-Sands. Was she telling herself, "This is pretty good?"

Well, yes, but as she said:

"There's always more. Because my mom is spoiled rotten, (I was thinking) she's going to want to fly home first-class or something. So I got to keep winning."

Hood_Man
05-31-2012, 06:14 PM
I don't know, I think commentators add color to the match and keep it interesting while the players take a minute between points toweling themselves off, so I'm ok with them as long as they STFU during the point.

I agree. It's just nice to have some chatter sometimes, especially during some of the not very interesting moments.

Saying that, when a player nets a forehand or hits a shot wide or double faults, NOBODY needs to hear a commentator say "Ohhhh, he HAD to make that!"

Yeah... we weren't doubting you there buddy :?

DolgoSantoro
05-31-2012, 06:15 PM
well, exactly ... so many times I'm focused on a certain match, and then I hear 'great FH' as if I didn't see it myself. I actually choose to watch some really odd streams most of the times (like Arabic or Romanians ones) ... they blah, blah, but I don't know what they are talking about, so it doesn't really bother me as much :). Arab commentators are really hilarious, they speak like 100 words per minute, but for some reason it doesn't bother me at all :)

LiveScoreHunter is pretty good.

it's not easy to watch tennis in Canada, we get to see masters and slams on TSN, but very often there is some stupid delay ... and God forbid about smaller tournaments ...

I love the arabian commentators so much. If only they could do every match

Oz_Rocket
05-31-2012, 06:18 PM
Between points in the Tomic game they showed a very attractive female spectator with fairly revealing clothing. Commentators' mics were off but you just hear a muffled "someone needs to get us some binoculars".

Evan77
05-31-2012, 06:39 PM
I love the arabian commentators so much. If only they could do every match
lol, me too. they are just hilarious ... I guess they get paid by how much they talk ... the thing is, very often I can't get a smooth good stream in English... so I turn to whatever other stream I can get ... and some of these 'foreign' streams are great :)

Sid_Vicious
05-31-2012, 06:40 PM
I love the arabian commentators so much. If only they could do every match

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nTsaoYGlqY

Hood_Man
05-31-2012, 06:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nTsaoYGlqY

I love that video :lol:

"Salsa!"

Evan77
05-31-2012, 06:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nTsaoYGlqY
"you lick that Murray", lol, haha .... too funny ... thanks for posting this video, really made me laugh so hard when I actually know what they are talking about (they are so passionate), lol.

Roger is the man and my wife loves him too, hahahha ... love this video

ASH1485
05-31-2012, 11:04 PM
"you lick that Murray", lol, haha .... too funny ... thanks for posting this video, really made me laugh so hard when I actually know what they are talking about (they are so passionate), lol.

Roger is the man and my wife loves him too, hahahha ... love this video

Sorry guys but this translation is totally wrong ... he never said any of the words mentioned in these transcripts

Evan77
05-31-2012, 11:48 PM
Sorry guys but this translation is totally wrong ... he never said any of the words mentioned in these transcripts
well, this is nothing against Arabs ... I really respect all people and me a being a tennis junk... so I will watch anything available ... well, let us know what he said ... I feel so ignorant :-? whatever he said, he was so enthusiastic :)

joeri888
06-01-2012, 01:15 AM
Of course he didn't say that, it's a joke:shock::oops:

Still sounds great though

ASH1485
06-01-2012, 02:35 AM
well, this is nothing against Arabs ... I really respect all people and me a being a tennis junk... so I will watch anything available ... well, let us know what he said ... I feel so ignorant :-? whatever he said, he was so enthusiastic :)

Yea especially this commentator very enthusiastic as if he is commentating on a football match :) , a very good tennis player from kuwait his name is Adel Shaty

purge
06-01-2012, 03:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nTsaoYGlqY
lmao thats freakin hysterical

rk_sports
06-03-2012, 09:21 AM
JMac talking about the lucky (not) loser David Goffin -

..reality setting in for this guy..ki(d)..I want to see his ID.. if he is 21
I don't believe it for a second... looks like a ball boy

....he is carrying racquets for..what? that is the player!.. he does look like those guys.. who take your bag... :grin:

SAFINATORZ
06-03-2012, 10:24 AM
lol yes I heard that too from Jmac lol
however I can't stand ted robinson tho!

JMac talking about the lucky (not) loser David Goffin -

..reality setting in for this guy..ki(d)..I want to see his ID.. if he is 21
I don't believe it for a second... looks like a ball boy

....he is carrying racquets for..what? that is the player!.. he does look like those guys.. who take your bag... :grin:

Hood_Man
06-03-2012, 04:46 PM
I know it's not the French Open, but Becker's commentary after the 12 second mark slays me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Z6vdKNhAjcM#t=12s

It's like Yoda with a chest infection :lol:

SLD76
06-03-2012, 04:50 PM
Not a commentator.. but a player :)

A reporter wanted to know a little more about Sloane Stephens "inner dialogue," and what she was saying to herself while she was hammering Mattek-Sands. Was she telling herself, "This is pretty good?"

Well, yes, but as she said:

"There's always more. Because my mom is spoiled rotten, (I was thinking) she's going to want to fly home first-class or something. So I got to keep winning."

man....she is going to be fun to watch in the next few years.

Sid_Vicious
06-03-2012, 04:51 PM
I know it's not the French Open, but Becker's commentary after the 12 second mark slays me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Z6vdKNhAjcM#t=12s

It's like Yoda with a chest infection :lol:

HAHAHA.


great stuff. Here is another awesome Becker moment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dltEde3tHhs#t=1062s

Numenor
06-03-2012, 05:10 PM
I shall add to the Boris Becker is awesome thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLn2qoEOsIA

ze jigga man is still here.

JohnnyCracker
06-05-2012, 01:47 AM
Mat Wilander after Petra Martic hit a pressure-packed second serve service winner against Bartoli on break point, serving for the match, "That'll make her grow hair on the chest" LOL :lol:

joeri888
06-05-2012, 01:52 AM
JMac talking about the lucky (not) loser David Goffin -

..reality setting in for this guy..ki(d)..I want to see his ID.. if he is 21
I don't believe it for a second... looks like a ball boy

....he is carrying racquets for..what? that is the player!.. he does look like those guys.. who take your bag... :grin:

What's not funny is that Johnny Mac does not know a kid that ranked inside the top 150. If I could do what he does for a living, I'd make damn sure I know every face of every qualifier and every top 150 player out there, ESPECIALLY if they are up and coming. He makes it sound like he never saw the kid.

What's even worse is that he probably said this before his match against Roger? That's a FOURTH ROUND

JohnnyCracker
06-05-2012, 02:03 AM
^^ it's not funny after you've heard him saying it for the 50th times because I've heard him repeating the same scripted stuffs (guy looks like a ballboy, check his ID, etc.) over and over on previous days in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Kinda like him repeating things about racquet technology, strings, how it allows guys today to hit with massive topspin...blah blah blah....over and over and over, at the Australian, then French, then Wimbledon, then US Open. Rinse and repeat the following year.
McEnroe rarely has anything new to say nowaday. He tends to repeat himself to death. He's boring.

rk_sports
06-05-2012, 12:44 PM
Mat Wilander after Petra Martic hit a pressure-packed second serve service winner against Bartoli on break point, serving for the match, "That'll make her grow hair on the chest" LOL :lol:

Hahahaha.. and so inappropriate too .. lol

Swissv2
06-05-2012, 01:14 PM
Whilst the Arabic commentary for that Federer/Murray match was not accurate, the translation was epic, ha!

veritech
06-05-2012, 02:46 PM
I know it's not the French Open, but Becker's commentary after the 12 second mark slays me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Z6vdKNhAjcM#t=12s

It's like Yoda with a chest infection :lol:

HAHAHA.


great stuff. Here is another awesome Becker moment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dltEde3tHhs#t=1062s

I shall add to the Boris Becker is awesome thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLn2qoEOsIA

ze jigga man is still here.

thanks for these, brightened my day. absolutely the funniest things i've heard in commentating.

JohnnyCracker
06-08-2012, 02:58 PM
when Bartoli finally held serve to stay in the match being down 2-5 in the 3rd set facing match points Doug Adler, "The ultimate cockroach on the tennis court." :lol:

rk_sports
06-09-2012, 08:21 AM
when Bartoli finally held serve to stay in the match being down 2-5 in the 3rd set facing match points Doug Adler, "The ultimate cockroach on the tennis court." :lol:

hahaha... wtf

rk_sports
06-09-2012, 10:22 AM
British commentator on Eurosport...as Mirnyi & Nestor discuss the serve tactics covering their mouth (like lot of doubles players do) --
"They're like secret agents..aren't they? [talking with the cuffs]"
:mrgreen:

CCNM
06-09-2012, 04:54 PM
After the women's final NBC showed the end of the Djokovic/Federer match, and Mary Carrillo said "I don't want to watch another six-hour final." ha ha ha!

Say Chi Sin Lo
06-10-2012, 10:56 AM
During the rain delay of the Men's Final, they were talking about what needs to be done until the court is ready to play again:

"The last step is to convince Rafael Nadal to play."

rk_sports
06-10-2012, 10:42 PM
Eurosport commentator talking how hard it is for Novak to win the long rallies against Nadal (ofc this is before Novak's 8 straight game run) --

"I guess the question is how much plumbing you got left, if you're throwing the kitchen sink at Nadal" :-D

Ralph
06-11-2012, 12:35 AM
I know it's not the French Open, but Becker's commentary after the 12 second mark slays me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Z6vdKNhAjcM#t=12s

It's like Yoda with a chest infection :lol:

I've seen that clip many times, but only just noticed that Becker DOES indeed sound like Yoda! Well caught Hood Man :)