Commentators

Shriver and Arias are by far the worst commentators in tennis. Both are unbearable.
Don't know what yu got against Shriver & Arias--They've both been there, having been top world-ranked players. Can you be more specific what you don't like about them--or is it on an irrational subconscious level? Could you be more specific, please? Arias was recently appointed Tennis Director at the prestigious IMG Academy. Personally I look forward to listening to him because he knows and conveys a lot of info on tennis--it's like a master class.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Don't know what yu got against Shriver & Arias--They've both been there, having been top world-ranked players. Can you be more specific what you don't like about them--or is it on an irrational subconscious level? Could you be more specific, please? Arias was recently appointed Tennis Director at the prestigious IMG Academy. Personally I look forward to listening to him because he knows and conveys a lot of info on tennis--it's like a master class.
Being a former top ranked player doesn't automatically make you a good commentator. Plenty former players are great. Agassi, Courier, Knowles, Blake to name a few.

I have plenty of reasons for disliking Arias and Shriver. They're terrible. Shriver is pure cringe and after the James Blake incident shouldn't be allowed to have a mic.

Arias, besides having a very nasal irritating voice, is incredibly condescending toward every player and cannot say a single good thing about anyone. Watch one of his matches. If someone hits a great shot he will ALWAYS follow it with a negative statement. That was good, BUT...every. time. I dont mind commentators criticizing when theres something legit wrong but give people their due.

I feel like he has some kind of esteem issue where he just can't give someone a compliment. He strikes me as kind of a sad little man that's bitter the game passed him by and he would suck playing today.

Really, most of the commentators are decent. I like the McEnroe brothers, Cliff, Cahill and most of the TC crew but Shriver and Arias need to go.
 
He strikes me as kind of a sad little man that's bitter the game passed him by and he would suck playing today.
Well, he was #5 in the world and was recently appointed head of the IMG Academy, so I would say he's pretty accomplished then and now. He is 55, so I guess if he went back out on the tour he would get passed by Roger, Rafa, and Nole--but he is 55! Maybe he could get some surgery for his nasality but he's not a professional announcer like the old school guys with the deep voices who do NFL and baseball. I wouldn't take Pam Shriver's livelihood away from her for some trivial incident that happened years ago while just trying to do her job--besides, she hot and tall. If you want to hear someone who is really nasal listen to James Blake--he was a real stiff when he first started commentating but has improved a lot now.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Well, he was #5 in the world and was recently appointed head of the IMG Academy, so I would say he's pretty accomplished then and now. He is 55, so I guess if he went back out on the tour he would get passed by Roger, Rafa, and Nole--but he is 55! Maybe he could get some surgery for his nasality but he's not a professional announcer like the old school guys with the deep voices who do NFL and baseball. I wouldn't take Pam Shriver's livelihood away from her for some trivial incident that happened years ago while just trying to do her job--besides, she hot and tall. If you want to hear someone who is really nasal listen to James Blake--he was a real stiff when he first started commentating but has improved a lot now.
If you like Arias you can keep him. Dude is annoying af imo. Comparing Blake to him is a joke though. Blake is perfectly fine to listen to and doesn't sound whiney.

I'll let you get back to your stenciling bro. Since I'm sure you're under contract right :laughing::rolleyes:
 
Really liking Nick Pereira! Leaning a lot from him--great insights into the player's development and to what's going on in the match before him.

Just heard the mellifluous tones of the Eastern Euro gal, ex-tour player who I haven't heard in a year--if you hate Arias's nasality you will really hate her DEEP accent! But, her knowledge and usage of the English language far surpass other native speaking gringos. I can get over a deep accent or other superficial hangups for the knowledge they impart. I'll dig out her name later--gotta' practice now--It took a while to figure her name out last year, not a common one-it's in the archives from last year.
 
Just heard the mellifluous tones of the Eastern Euro gal, ex-tour player who I haven't heard in a year--if you hate Arias's nasality you will really hate her DEEP accent! But, her knowledge and usage of the English language far surpass other native speaking gringos. I can get over a deep accent or other superficial hangups for the knowledge they impart. I'll dig out her name later--gotta' practice now--It took a while to figure her name out last year, not a common one-it's in the archives from last year.
Vladimira Uhlirova--working the Collins/Barty match from Adlaide.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Really liking Nick Pereira! Leaning a lot from him--great insights into the player's development and to what's going on in the match before him.

Just heard the mellifluous tones of the Eastern Euro gal, ex-tour player who I haven't heard in a year--if you hate Arias's nasality you will really hate her DEEP accent! But, her knowledge and usage of the English language far surpass other native speaking gringos. I can get over a deep accent or other superficial hangups for the knowledge they impart. I'll dig out her name later--gotta' practice now--It took a while to figure her name out last year, not a common one-it's in the archives from last year.
Yeah Periera is pretty good. I haven't heard the woman you mentioned.
 
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