Any Fans of Boris Becker as Commentator ?

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  1. Nostradamus

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    I find it odd sometimes that Boris just shuts down sometimes and not talk during the match. and sometimes he makes string of good comments. I think he knows what he is talking about but it is hard to follow him sometimes. What do you guys think ?
     
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  2. Ginger ninja

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    Think he's highly entertaining. He is so matter of fact and doesn't mince his words.
     
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  3. Murrayfan31

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    He is brilliant.
     
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  4. Bobby Jr

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    He's better than most. And he is good at keeping his commentary less intrusive. He offers some good tactical opinions at times.
     
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    OK have people gotten together here just to wind me up? He is terrible, no possible other argument.
     
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  6. Mustard

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    Becker is a chameleon as a commentator. His punditry is usually very good, though.

    The best commentators, as far as ex-players go, are Wilander and Courier.
     
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  7. El Diablo

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    Another example of how insular and inbred the tennis world is, having an equipment CEO doing commentary. It's like having the president of Ford doing commentary for a NASCAR race.
     
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  8. BorisBeckerFan

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    Not as big a fan of him as a commentator as I was of him as player but I do like that he doesn't get in the way of match like so many others do so even though his not my favorite I don't mind him at all since he does not detract from the match.
     
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    Francisco Gonzalez!
     
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  10. brickner_damage

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    Becker is brilliant because he makes quality comments, rather than just talking to fill air.

    Courier talks way too much, and is a romantic *******..
     
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  11. joeri888

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    Becker is good esp. Alongside another. Boris doesnt talk too Much and is a funny Guy.
     
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  12. brickner_damage

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    Agassi and Becker commentating together would be a dream team..
     
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  13. TomT

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    I think he's ok, and adds to my enjoyment of a match.
     
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  14. hedera

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    His voice and accent are terrible. The Fed-Benneteau match was a nightmare and his comments only made it worse!
    I agree with Mustard, Wilander is great, he exaggerates sometimes and he is not very good with predictions but he is so much fun to listen to!
     
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  15. Cosmic_Colin

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    I like him, he is one of the best commentators we get in the UK.
     
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  16. brickner_damage

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    Wilander I agree is great, very confident and intelligent.

    Courier has the worst accent in television history. Becker's accent is one of the best in my opinion..
     
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  17. roundiesee

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    Agree that Becker is wonderful, better than Andrew Castle (who talks too much!)
     
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