Here's another one to add to the Robbie Koenig Dictionary:

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  1. MAXXply

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    Heard moments ago during the Paris coverage: Falla...is on FIRE!

    Apologies if it is already part of the Robbie Koenig Lexicon of Tennis Hyperbole.
     
  2. batz

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    At least he didn't say he was 'literally' on fire - as seems to be the wont of many people these days.

    Sky TV in the UK are currently running adverts where sports fans recollect their best memories - one of them centres on a couple who support Sunderland, and whose pearl of wisdow is that 'when the goal went in, the noise literally blew the roof off the stadium'.

    It literally didn't.

    End Rant/
     
  3. Haha I always say that, I was literally killing the ball :)
     
  4. MAXXply

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    ^^ Batz, you know all those reporters who always say so and so was "bundled out" of the tournament? I'd like you to take them to a re-education camp and have your way with them.
     
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    Hanging's too good for you :)

    I don't know when the world literally changed meaning to its polar opposite (metaphorically), but it literally does my head in ;)
     
  6. What you mean by Hanging's too good for you? Dont get it...
     
  7. batz

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    It was mean to be a joke mate i.e. hanging is not sufficient punishment for people who say 'literally' when they mean 'metaphorically'.
     
  8. NLBwell

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    An American expression.
    Hanging by the neck until dead is not enough punishment.

    American west, cowboys, etc.
     
  9. RF20Lennon

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    He's said that before I think
     
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    Dick Enberg said it during Wimbledon 2010, 1R, Federer vs Falla.
     
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    Yes!! You're right although Enberg is seriously annoying. He can't say Rafael Nadal to save his life
     
  12. Steve0904

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    I've heard this one before, but it's still pretty funny.
     
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    when I read the title I thought for sure you were going to mention his tag from the other day in Basel...while describing the well dressed and apparently wealthy crowd, he referred to the Swiss fans as "suited & looted".
     
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    "Suited and looted"?



    .......


    :lol:
     
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    NO WAYS!

    Another classic.
     
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    Are you sure he didn't say 'suited and booted'?
     
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    Oil painting of a backhand !
     
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    Your punishment must be more severe...
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Semi-Pro

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    Drain pipe...forgot what he says before that
     
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    Somebody call 911... [insert player's name]'s just got out of jail!
     
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    Pressure only comes in pipes? I remember he said this during the Federer Cilic match in Shanghai.

    Another one: 'all over that like white on rice'
     
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    The famous: "Like a South African Diamond Cutter!"
     
  24. LaneMyer

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    no he said "suited and looted" referring to the Basel fans as well dressed and moneyed because right before that remark he was talking about the general wealth of the city from their science and pharmaceutical industries.

    "Loot" in the US is a slang term for money. (in case one is unaware).
     
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    What else is there? Phenomenadal, magicianal, like a South African diamond cutter...

    Lol yes, I remember him saying that after Federer/Murray had one of the rallies of the year in Shanghai at the start of the second set.
     
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    "He just vaapawrised that ball down the line!"
     
  27. Semi-Pro

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    He said that too I think!

    But the one I was referring to was when the player usually hits a passing shot and the ball just clicks the outside of the line. 'just enough room to hit it pass [insert players name] as the size of a drain pipe'

    I don't know exactly but it always cracks me up
     
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    "Hitting aggressively to safe spots."
     
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    I already made that joke back when he was up 2 sets to love and a break in the 3rd on Federer @ Wimbly 2010.


    I do like this one though:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN2KE1vabcQ

    "No, LBW at best!"

    Lmao
     
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    I wanted to have my picture taken with Falla. I had my significant other hold the camera, and then went up to him and said "let me stand next to ya Falla!"

    Ok maybe that didn't happen but it totally should have.
     
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    I often heard that phrase actually....
     
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    "He's a big boy"
     
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    I heard him call Murray a "well proportioned athlete" a couple times this week.
     
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    About LLorda's amazing volleying :

    "...reactions of a mongoose on amphetamines"

    "...like a guard dog on duty. No one is getting past me!".

    :)
     
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    Jaw dropping stuff from the Serb, and that's why folks he sits on top of the penthouse of the rankings
     
  36. JayChu

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    Robbie Koenig is awesome as a commentator. Very catchy phrases and knows not when to over speak.
     
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    As a commentator, Robbie is the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be
     
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    what about the one today about -- if these two stripped on a beach (Joker and Andy) ... I could not catch the full line. Then Jason asked something, and RK replied "That question I won't answer"
     
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    He said something about Andy getting stronger. Working out more. Like "He looks more buff than he used to." Then JG said "Is that what does it for you?" RK responded. "I won't answer that question...laughs."
     
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    Koenig and Goodall together are the best, bar none.
     
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    Have to agree, he can make a dull game intereting. And a good game epic. I don't get to hear him these days and it's a real bummer.
     
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    From the Paris final: "That's well spotted my boy!"
     
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    "That's from the top drawer!"
    "That's X at his very best"
     
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    "As far as [insert any scenario here] is concerned..."
     
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    "It's a half volley open stance with a single handed backhand from the base line...last time we saw one of those, god was a boy"


    (reffering to feds backhand DTL shot vs murray in the sf at wtf)
     
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    A recent tweet/hashtag from Koenig re: Nole's DTL winner on matchpoint:

    #NOVAKING way he makes that shot!
     
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    "Can you believe it?"
    "I cannot. Because the first volley was out of this UNIVERSE."

    Video
     
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    victory for (insert WTF winner)

    i just noticed today that hes used that line for the past 3 WTF winners
     
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    "His Royal Roginess"
     
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    *after Federer hits a backhand winner down the line*

    “That backhand is an oil painting and Novak is acknowledging the work of art”
     

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