Dear lord, who hired Chanda Rubin?

pcft369

Rookie
I thought Mary Carillo was the worst, maybe Cliff Drysdale. But Chanda Rubin has them beat by a country mile. It's painful listening to the nonsense coming out of her mouth.
 

daggerman

Hall of Fame
Huh? Chanda does a good job. She's a lucid, precise communicator, provides solid insights on both tactics and players' mentality, and she isn't self-aggrandizing like many former players are. The only issue is that she can sometimes be a bit dry, but that's fine. She knows her strengths as a broadcaster and sticks to them.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Curious, who was the broadcaster on the Osaka match this morning? Seriously criticized her volleys, even her service. Has a hitch in it.
 

ND-13

Hall of Fame
Huh? Chanda does a good job. She's a lucid, precise communicator, provides solid insights on both tactics and players' mentality, and she isn't self-aggrandizing like many former players are. The only issue is that she can sometimes be a bit dry, but that's fine. She knows her strengths as a broadcaster and sticks to them.
Martina, Courier, Blake and Chanda are some of the decent ones. Paul, Darren Cahill, Mary Joe, Stubbs are good as well.

Brad Gilbert, Chris Evert, Drysdale are the WORST. Pam Shriver and Stevenson are better compared to them.
 

Crazy Finn

Hall of Fame
I'm not sure I've caught many Rubin matches that didn't involve Serena. She's just a .... homer or fan on those it's nauseating. Might be fine with other players playing, don't know....

It's possible I have and she didn't stick out, in which case - acceptable.
 

Searchlight

New User
He just sounds so weird sometimes. "We have a delicious match for you today..." describing it like a hot fudge sundae.
so disturbing...but I don't mind his voice. I think Ted Robinson was the worst for me. he loved to call Gustavo Kuerten "Guga." Made him sound ridiculous even though I know that was Gustavo's nick name.
 
Huh? Chanda does a good job. She's a lucid, precise communicator, provides solid insights on both tactics and players' mentality, and she isn't self-aggrandizing like many former players are. The only issue is that she can sometimes be a bit dry, but that's fine. She knows her strengths as a broadcaster and sticks to them.
Strongly agree with this! I like Chanda Rubin and have learned a lot from her.
 

BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
He just sounds so weird sometimes. "We have a delicious match for you today..." describing it like a hot fudge sundae.
I imagine you're in your teens (no criticism intended). For anyone much older, Cliff is almost universally considered a great commentator. His pairing with Fred Stolle in the booth in legendary.
 

Swingmaster

Hall of Fame
Got it. Anything that happened 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 30 years ago, etc. is utterly irrelevant. You live in a truly rich world I see.
He's been pretty bad lately you have to admit. We all know, well, most of us know that he's a legend, but the fact remains...he's not performing as well these days. I guess you've gotta let the legends decide themselves when to quit. They've earned it. Too bad some of them are too old to realize they kind of stink.
 

pcft369

Rookie
I imagine you're in your teens (no criticism intended). For anyone much older, Cliff is almost universally considered a great commentator. His pairing with Fred Stolle in the booth in legendary.
That is flat out incorrect. There are tons of worst commentator threads here, going back almost 20 years. Drysdale is mentioned in MANY of them. So, he's not "universally considered great."

Also, I'm in my 50s. Been watching tennis since the 80s. You're about as perceptive as Drysdale lol.
 

asifallasleep

Hall of Fame
Strongly disagree again--like all three especially Jimmy Arias--must have something to do with which side of the Equator one is on.
I have to agree for sure on Arias. Extremely knowledgeable, and as a former player he really knows what he's talking about and truly gives his opinion as a no nonsense kinda guy.
 

asifallasleep

Hall of Fame
Nothing against Chanda but she's not my cup of tea. It's like reading a column by Jon Wertheim. Gosh darn bubble gum fluff for dummies. Now where's my People magazine..............
 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
What. No seriously... what!? Like what even is this, why was it aired, why was it allowed to go on for as long as it did, why cant i stop laughing? I lost it at "For the first time in seven years, you can actually pull your car into the garage cause there’s no sporting equipment there anymore. Not even the inflated raft that hasn't seen action since the baby duck rescue of 1997"
 
What. No seriously... what!? Like what even is this, why was it aired, why was it allowed to go on for as long as it did, why cant i stop laughing? I lost it at "For the first time in seven years, you can actually pull your car into the garage cause there’s no sporting equipment there anymore. Not even the inflated raft that hasn't seen action since the baby duck rescue of 1997"
Not a fan of Mary but that is HILARIOUS!
 
That is flat out incorrect. There are tons of worst commentator threads here, going back almost 20 years. Drysdale is mentioned in MANY of them. So, he's not "universally considered great."
Agree--he's a stiff. Although Drysdale has been there he doesn't bring there to here--I've never learned anything from him.
 

Zardoz7/12

Hall of Fame
Just looking at Rubin's career, she peaked late in her career in 2003 getting to 9th in the world then injuries came and she retired at the age of 30 in 2006.

She was on the circuit for a long time, seemed to do well at the French Open.
 

pcft369

Rookie
Chanda was calling the Vekic-Sabalenka match last night. I thought it was one of the best matches in the Olympics so far. Vekic has some serious game. Watch it if you have on-demand.

Chanda kept saying that Vekic wasn't going away, and she was right, and I started to appreciate her commentary.

She's way better than Carillo, that's for sure.
 
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