Commentators

Born_to_slice

Hall of Fame
Tennis TV guys are fake AF. Always with some "get out of here!", "out of this world!", etc. catchphrases. Feels like watching NBA or something.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
Tennis TV guys are fake AF. Always with some "get out of here!", "out of this world!", etc. catchphrases. Feels like watching NBA or something.
Yep, Koenig and Petchy were all hyperbole, no substance.

That add nothing and in fact diminish the experience.

The best Tennis TV is the doubles, with no commentary.
 
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! Learning 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.
 
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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.
 
I haven't heard the woman you mentioned.
Oh, when you hear here deep accent you'll know she's the one! She's an ex-tour player, a Czech, I know many Czechs and they seem to have one of the deepest accents--Czech women are some of the most beautiful on the planet.
 
Enjoying listening to Pam Shriver working AO for ESPN. Lots of intelligent insights. She actually is paying attention to the match at hand, AND doesn't talk over the play while the point is in progress as the Gratuitous Guffawer has a wont to do .
 
Mike Cation is one of the best! He's on TC now covering the Dallas RBC Challenger. He's a one man show doing it all. Great knowledge of the game and insights into player's lives.

 

UnderratedSlam

Hall of Fame
Worst commentators on the planet?

Russians, because they talk DURING POINTS all the time. They believe they are the stars.

Also, a Serb commentator for Eurosport makes racist comments about Nadal, and many other very biased and dumb quips, dunno his name. Anyway, amazed Eurosport keep him on. He must be doing sexual favours.
 
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