Where is Robbie Koenig?!?!?

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  1. FearOfTheDark

    FearOfTheDark Rookie

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    Is he doing any US open commentating??

    "That was a thunderbolt!"
    "Well he's working the angle here, like a South African diamond cutter!"
    "That's why they pay him the big bucks!"
    "That's outrageous!"
    "Ridiculous!"
     
  2. aimr75

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    I like his commentating. I've only heard him do masters events though
     
  3. Zildite

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    Yeah he doesn't do any majors as far as I know, too bad :)
     
  4. BerdychIsKing

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    His best phrases are:
    Roddick-ulous and Phenome-Nadal xD
     
  5. FearOfTheDark

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    Now that you mention it, so have I haha. What a big shame. He's hilarious!
     
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    Or Gonzantic!
     
  7. Semi-Pro

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    During majors he actually does TV match commentary for the sports network that broadcasts the majors in South Africa. While his co-commentator, Goodall does the same for eurosport
     
  8. Hood_Man

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    He really irritates me sometimes. His enthusiasm really adds to great points and he's got a good voice and knowledge for commentary I think, but when I'm watching a match and there's a long but not necessarily very interesting rally going on, and someone hits a short ball which gets put away for a routine winner, and Koenig leaps out of chair yelling "FAN-TASTIC!" it's a bit much.

    It's a million times better than listening to McEnroe go on and on about something during a rally though.
     
  9. TiberiusGracchus

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    "Wow, he just hit a cracka forehand there!"

    I love Koenig. That man should commentate every sport.
     
  10. sdont

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    Speaking of Goodall, it's been a long time since I've heard him. Does he still do Masters events?
     
  11. Semi-Pro

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    I think he still does certain Masters events just not all of them, which is strange because he's a really good commentator most of the time, despite his biased obsession of Nadal, Murray and Simon.
     
  12. namelessone

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    One of the very few commentators who doesn't make me want to reach into the tv set/computer monitor to choke them.
     
  13. tennis_pro

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    Murray-culous
     
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    Call 911. "enter player name" has just got out of jail
     
  15. Semi-Pro

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    "Oh he carved that volley like a South African diamond cutter"
     
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    Koenig is great :)
     
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    inch perfect

    ...gets the big "W"....

    it gets boring though if he repeats them again and again....


    .... ATP MOSTER SERIES...
    .... that shot was WORLD CLOSS....
     
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    South Efrican accents are like fingernails down a chalkboard
     
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    Who cares,

    Probably changed careers, hopefully.

    A Nadaltool.
     
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    LOL!!! A curmudgeon in every crowd...:)
     
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    On Verdasco, after chasing down a drop volley:

    "He should have thrust the ball into Rafa's chest, knocked him unconscious, and then taken the walkover.

    "That's the only way I see him winning this now."

    During Monte Carlo final 2010
     
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    Fanx. We try our best. ;)
     
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    Can't possibly be any worse than Boston/Massachusetts or New York... Flat out obnoxious accents, and idiotic too.
     
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    My mum is South African, so I know a lot people over there. Love the accent!
     
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    Even Roger's mum is South African. They've got to be good at tennis :mrgreen:
     

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