Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by ty slothrop, Apr 16, 2009.
This week the ATP world feed has Chris Wilkinson instead of Doug. Anyone know the reason???
He's out sick
don't think so -- wilkinson also broadcast MC 2008. Maybe Doug (an American) does limited travel???
i think doug adler only does the american tournaments and chris wilkinson comes in for the european ones. it's a moot point anyway, you can't beat the jason goodall and robbie koenig pairing, those guys are awesome!
I prefer Jason and Doug. Robbie's voice kind of gets annoying to me plus he's too eager to see players come to the net even if they keep getting passed.
I only remember Wilkinson from MC last year, I think Doug did the other Euro Masters Series.
They're all reallly good, and I love how they always mix up the pairings to keep it fresh.
Koenig: "Fidrah nids to keep coming to the nit agaynst Roffer, even tho hee's bin possed nineteen times een a row, and stop heeting the fohend up the line..."
gotta love those sooth efrikaners!
Ha Ha. I crack up listening to the announcers that the Tennis Channel picks up. They all know their stuff and are very thorough, but they can also be annoying, especially Koenig. He uses the same phrases over and over again in his funny South African accent. "He's peppering his backhand." "That will surely pay dividends." "For my money..." He frequently refers to Safin as the "Mighty Muscovite."
Another one of Robbie's favorites (when someone volleys for a winner):
"Rock solid at the net."
I do like when he says "For my money". That's his bread-and-butter phrase.
I forget the other commentator that always says, "Inch-perfect" when a ball hits the line. He also has a similar accent.
I always love it when they say "He's done it!" Whenever a guy pulls off an upset or wins a big match. Makes it sound like he's reached an ultimate goal.
Don't forget the "One set up and a break to the good"
They showed Doug Adler in the stands today during the Fed.Stan match.
Maybe he's Fed's new coach. lol
"Huge point, this one."
lol the amount of huge points that occur in every match according to him is insane.
Commentator: "Forehand Delic, backhand Cilic, forehand Delic - backhand, rather, oooh, and Cilic pushes it just long."
Me: "Shut up, you idiot! I can see what's happening!"
That sounds like Barry McKay to me.
"That's in'' when the ball is clearly 5 feet in.
No, that was actually Koenig. Adler is like 15 years older...
Love those guys, even with their overused clichés. Gotta admit, any of them are better than the network broadcasters. Let us all just hope that a network doesn't pick them up on a permanent basis. They'd ruin them for sure.
Robbie Koenig has some classic phrases, whenever Jason makes a long, insightful comment he always follow up with:
Then there's "ooh, he's giving him the military tennis... left, right, left, right!"
Down the line winner = The Frozen Rope!
There's also two different passing shots: The Ripper and The Dipper, these can be combined as follows: "He gave him the dipper followed by the ripper"
Long match = Battle Royale
There's a whole bunch more that i can't remember right now...
Jason definitely provides the more knowledgeable and insightful comments, but Robbie is like the perfect sidekick!
LOL! That was hilarious, that was so spot on. He does emphasize an awful lot on net rushing. His accent is nice, I don't find it annoying. It's unique but that was an accurate impersonation.
the amount of "purchase" the Spaniard puts on the ball is insane
fuh ma money
Imagine if Ray Hudson from GolTV was commentating the matches. "He's like the rabbit at the greyhound track, they're never gonna catch him." Or "stopping him is like nailing jelly to the ceiling."
Yes, they're soft spoken and stick to the matter at hand...the match being played . They know tennis, and the two of them have have great rapport.
anybody catch goodall making fun of mirka yawning during the fed/stan match? he said something about roger keeping her up all night during their honeymoon.
he turned to wilkinson, who responded with a pregnant pause (no pun intended), and said 'absolutely!'
that's what's so great, they sneak in some zingers when you're not expecting.
Dang it, you guys beat me to the punch on several of Koenig's other favorite phrases. "For my money" is a big one. So is "Battle Royale." Jason Goodall does say, "He's one set to the good" an awful lot. And winners near the line are often described as "inch perfect." And whenever either Goodall or Koenig is reviewing the order of play, they will often describe their favorite matchup as "the pick of the bunch."
Guys, please stop criticizing these guys, they're a mile better than any of the US commentators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
don't mistake a bit of gentle fun for criticism. I've got several DVRs filled with recorded world feed Masters series. Wait, 'scuse me, "Mosstiz sehreez ivints." I get excited every time I hear the music come on the air...
totally agree, I love those guys.
"I don't believe it!" (Goodall after an insane get by Rafa)
the "Pit Bull from Valencia" (Koenig on Ferrer)
"Gonzantic" (Koenig on Gonzo's forehand)
"That was ridiculous!" (Koenig)
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