I hate Wayne Bryan

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  1. guedoguedo

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    I will preface by saying : I am sure he is good for tennis/doubles and cares about the sport.

    That said, he is a huge attention *****.
    "I think singles is checkers and doubles is chess." OK pal!
    "The fans want to see doubles" Whatever you say wayne...Just stop talking. Stop riding your sons coattails to be in the spotlight. If I see your stupid mug on the tennis channel one more time im gonna punch somebody.

    The thing that really put me over the edge with him, is he filled in for Chris Myers on his studio show where he talks with a player/personality,and genius Wayne wore his tennis warmups and hat. Do you ever change clothes? You are hosting a frigging tv show for Chris Myers, who wears a suit because he is a professional, and you wear a baseball cap and tennis warmup?? What the hell is wrong with you?? And dont tell me "Oh but that is how everybody knows him." Nobody knows him. Except me because I watch the tennis channel and want to throw wayne brian down a hill.
     
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  2. Volly master

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    i kno wayne bryan.

    he probally knows alot more about tennis then you do.
     
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  3. guedoguedo

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    Tell him when he is the host of a studio talk show not to wear a tennis warmup and baseball cap.
     
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  4. emcee143

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    Maybe because he is recognized in that attire. That could have been the tennis channel's doing since he is mostly seen in those clothes. I'm sure if people flipped through and saw a suit, they would assume its Chris Meyers. Seeing someone in warmups would make people wonder it might be interviewing.
     
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  5. armand

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    LOL I admire your passion, I really do.

    I don't even know who this person is exactly. Father of the Bryan twins but...
     
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  6. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    okfcourse he will say that, he only plays doubles LOL
     
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  7. SoBad

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    His family's fortune depends on doubles, so it is understandable that he would be biased in his judgment there. Why TV producers allow him to present his views as impartial, is the real question here.
     
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  8. edmondsm

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    Checkers and Chess. LOL. No he's not biased. If people wanted to see doubles than we would be watching it.

    He just sounds like a dad who is a little overly enthusiastic about his kids' trade. I can't say I blame him, but those quotes are ridiculous.
     
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  9. chrisdaniel

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    totally agree.... And I agree about the whole thing about hosting the show in his tennis close...thats weak...He does annoy me.
     
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  10. 35ft6

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    This is true. He does go a bit overboard trying to promote doubles as the greatest sport in the world, and coincidentally enough, his sons are pretty highly rated in doubles. He thinks it's more exciting because he likes watching his sons. Wonder if he cared this much about promoting doubles before his sons started playing ATP doubles. Doubt it.

    But it's the other way around, doubles is more like checkers. Singles is chess. And either way, I wouldn't pay to watch chess or checkers so it's a strange analogy. I mean, I understand what he's trying to say, but if he's trying to sell the sport, he maybe could have come up with better examples than checkers and chess, two sports that at least Americans don't consider to be all that exciting.
     
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  11. wyutani

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    so...is it safe to say that if im good at playing checkers, it also means im good at singles? I suck at chess by the way....pity.
     
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    Go Checker players!!!!:D
     
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  13. guedoguedo

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    crhis daniels u my boy blue!1!!!11two
     
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  14. Rosebud

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    Funny. Very good. Whatever his motives, there's no denying he's an valiant champion of doubles. The game could do with worse. Perhaps it's no easy to come up with a good analogy on the spot, especially while wearing a cap . . Hmm . . what would be a better one?
     
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  15. 35ft6

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    Singles is like making love, and doubles is like a drunken gang bang?
     
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  16. Topaz

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    I had the chance to watch Wayne Bryan run some clinics with a few players and lots of kids last summer during Legg Mason. He was great with the kids, and ran things very smoothly. He also ran some between-match entertainment on the center court. His passion for the game is sincere, and I think the sport needs more people like him.
     
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  17. tennissavy

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    I agree with you and have thought the same things as you. I just don't have an issue with his attire. He needs to step out of the spotlight. His sons are the doubles specialists and he is just the tennis father. He should be behind the scenes and not in front of the camera. It was so painful to watch him in the Karlovic post match presentation. Wayne needs to go. I also have to clarify something about most doubles players, not all but most. They are usually the players who can't cut it in singles. There I said it. I don't care who disagrees with that statement. It is what I have observed over the years, not just in tennis but in ice skating too. There are very few doubles players who started playing tennis with the intention of being doubles players, ok. Reality check time.
     
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  18. ShcMad

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    I remember sometime ago, one of the Bryan brothers said that singles is like "battle of attrition." I thought that was a pretty good analogy.
     
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  19. !Tym

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    Another way to look at it is, do you think Venus and Serena would trade their several grand slam singles titles apiece for being the greatest doubles team of all time? Would their DAD for the matter? Eh, somehow I doubt it.

    With that said, I like Wayne Bryan. He's a natural born MC type, naturally corny, naturally comfortable in front of a crowd, the perfect height, the smarmy, cheesy grin. I mean, I could just as easily see him filling in to host the Price is Right, without the show missing a beat.

    With that said, I don't consider Wayne Bryan smarmy. I actually consider him to be a pretty genuine. I just think that's the way he is, and his sons probably feel like they're the luckiest people in the world to have him as their dad, and tennis in general is lucky to have a guy like him around.

    Say what you will about the guy, but there's no doubt that he cares about the fans and giving back to the game and doing whatever he can to help grow the game.

    I think he's a good guy, I like him, he stays, lol.
     
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  20. dukemunson

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    I agree...hosting a show may be a stretch but the guy gives interesting comments (not always true but compared to most comments you hear out of these tournaments at least they are colorful) but the guy is a character. I grew up around him hosting kids days at tournaments, running clinics and at least being energetic. Obviously he's biased towards his kids, but what good parent isn't? I actually wish doubles got more play on TV as I think good doubles is much more fun to watch then pova destroying some hack in the early rounds of a tournament...
     
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  21. MonkeyPox

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    Wayne ran a clinic for local kids at GG Park in SF year before last and he was really cool with them, very enthusiastic and very friendly to all of us players out there. I respected the fact that he is still working really hard for the sport when he could sort of kick back at this point if he wanted to. Big thumbs up for Wayne Bryan. There are a lot of other people you might want to pick to criticize other than someone doing a heck of a lot for our sport.
     
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  22. Aykhan Mammadov

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    I hate brothers Bryan when stupidiestly they jump and beat each other with their chests.

    But moreover I hate all doubles players, exactly all those players who play only in doubles. I understand when some stars such as Santoro or Federer or Hingis is playing doubles. But those who play only doubles are parasites. They earn money doing one/hundredth of what singles do, and mostly engage spectators only thanks to singles. It is really as chess because it is not as a sport , they don't even get tired.

    Long ago I suggested to organise ATDP = association of tennis doubles players with its own budget and schedule. They will definetly suck.
     
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  23. Tchocky

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    Did he really say that? More like the other way around. Singles is chess and doubles is checkers. He only talks up doubles because his sons play.
     
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  24. Colpo

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    It is a little odd that Wayne Bryan does tournament MC'ing in weird places like Houston or Vegas, because he's a Californian and his sons a big boys now. Frankly, if he travelled with the twins and stayed in the friends box, that might make more sense to me than what he in fact does, which is "work" many of their tournaments. Does he work tournaments without the twins in the draw?

    About the Adidas clothes, be open to the possibility that he has HIS OWN DEAL with Adidas. It's kind of his TM, by now. I don't want to see him in a suit in a tennis context.

    Seems like a nice guy who doesn't mind the attention riding an incredible wave of popularity during the autumn of his life ... just odd how-he's-everywhere-now.
     
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  25. vive le beau jeu !

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    i hate that too !!!

    once, when he was at home, mike jumped into the mirror by mistake, thinking it was bob... did you know that ? :rolleyes:
    (or was it bob thinking it was mike ?!)
     
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  26. dukemunson

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    I disagree, for the simple fact that most of this people that post on this board probably play more doubles then singles. While it's not as movement intensive as singles obviously, doubles is quite similar to chess in anticipating opponents moves and having to really think on the court. I personally love watching ATP doubles. Not as much as singles, but I'll take it any day over a WTA match. And why the hatred for doubles players? Their specialists in the form of tennis that most of us play most of the time...as such I for one can definetly appreciate a guy like Paes, Bjorkman, Bryans, etc. And I disagree about the tired comment...you've obviously never played any high quality doubles in your day...
     
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