Federer - Monfis match commentating

tenis

Professional
IMO, this match from Miami had very good commentators. The two guys from UK did very good job (exact,short,intelligent), not all the hollywood blah,blah... what we see usually. I just email TTC about my satisfaction.
 

saram

Legend
You are so right. I thought that they warranted a thread. They knew about Roger's strings, tension, etc. Those guys are dead on. Much better than Justin and Arias. Reminded me of Madrid last year. Not sure who the Robbie/Robby guy is commenting--but he is top notch!
 

tenis

Professional
I think the broadcast was originally for UK and TTC bought it. We're suffering here...
 

Dan007

Hall of Fame
is ttc covering miami?? lately i regret getting ttc because they been just playing bunch of crap instead of covering tournements or matches. huge disapointment
 
Those same commentators covered the Canada, Madrid and Paris Masters for Tennis Channel.

I think their names are Doug Adler and Robbie Keonig :confused: (Please don't quote me on the names because I am not sure).

"54 lbs in the mains (Natural Gut), 52 lbs in the crosses (Luxilon)", I mean what commentator would give you this stuff. I liked the commentating aswell, but was a little angry when they switched to "Center Court with Chris Myers".
 
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saram

Legend
Those same commentators covered the Canada, Madrid and Paris Masters for Tennis Channel.

I think their names are Doug Adler and Robbie Keonig :confused: (Please don't quote me on the names because I am not sure).

"54 lbs in the mains (Natural Gut), 52 lbs in the crosses (Luxilon)", I mean what commentator would give you this stuff. I liked the commentating aswell, but was a little angry when they switched to "Center Court with Chris Myers".
You're not kidding--their knowledge is just way above par for the course in commentating. As well, I was livid when they didn't show the Ferrer match and went to Center Court re-run. I mean, I feel like Wilander and Hewitt live in my home I have seen them so much this month! (But, it is better than nothing).
 
You're not kidding--their knowledge is just way above par for the course in commentating. As well, I was livid when they didn't show the Ferrer match and went to Center Court re-run. I mean, I feel like Wilander and Hewitt live in my home I have seen them so much this month! (But, it is better than nothing).
That's where Hewitt's been, I am living with John McEnroe and Max Mirnyi " Let's go fishing" for well over a year. As much as we complain, I still watch the stuff, hoping to pick up on something new.

How sad is that? :cry:
 

Jackie T. Stephens

Professional
You are so right. I thought that they warranted a thread. They knew about Roger's strings, tension, etc. Those guys are dead on. Much better than Justin and Arias. Reminded me of Madrid last year. Not sure who the Robbie/Robby guy is commenting--but he is top notch!
Yeah, those guys are experts.
 

saram

Legend
That's where Hewitt's been, I am living with John McEnroe and Max Mirnyi " Let's go fishing" for well over a year. As much as we complain, I still watch the stuff, hoping to pick up on something new.

How sad is that? :cry:
Well, then we should start a club, because I find myself in the sad group as well.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
When the Tennis Channel broadcast the ATP Tennis Master Series events they get a direct feed from www.atpmastersseries.tv. Robbie Koenig is from South Africa (a former ATP doubles player), Doug Adler from the U.S.A., and Jason Goodall from the U.K.

They are indeed the best Tennis broadcast team on TV today. They only talk about the match and are succinct and to the point.
 

tenis

Professional
Shrakkie, that is right. Anybody who can, please email TTC about the commentating - may help in the future!!!!!!!!!
Also I was really mad, when thy switch after the match to the regular nonsense and repeated program, even they had still approx. 50 min. of Miami.
 

bluescreen

Hall of Fame
i also really enjoyed the quality of commentatint last night. its a lot better than the biased, trivial commentating for the blake-santoro match. all im getting out of this is, "come on james." and "nice shot james."
 

daddy

Legend
Pretty much all the British commentators are great.
I did not hear this commentary but being a european I do watch a lot of UK chanels and the UK guys are as precise and as informed as you can get anywhere in the world, and not only tenniswise. I am a snooker fan for example and former pro players are always commentating from Uk and I adore their knowledge, immediately after they see the cue ball position they are going to tell you what is the best possible shot and 99% of the time it is the one pro player will choose as his shot. Same goes for football and for every other sport I watch and have a privilege of having UK guys commentating.
 

Breaker

Legend
I did not hear this commentary but being a european I do watch a lot of UK chanels and the UK guys are as precise and as informed as you can get anywhere in the world, and not only tenniswise. I am a snooker fan for example and former pro players are always commentating from Uk and I adore their knowledge, immediately after they see the cue ball position they are going to tell you what is the best possible shot and 99% of the time it is the one pro player will choose as his shot. Same goes for football and for every other sport I watch and have a privilege of having UK guys commentating.
These guys weren't British, Koenig is South African and Adler is American. I do agree with what you have said though, just clearing up the OP.
 

Rhino

Legend
Koenig's voice is very familiar, he has commentated on many matches and is definitely one of my faves.
Not all the British guys are great though, Barry Cowen and especially Andrew Castle (both former ATP players) get a bit annoying.
I like Peter Flemming (McEnroe's ex-doubles partner) and John Lloyd the best, they seem to be on Sky in England a lot.
 

daddy

Legend
These guys weren't British, Koenig is South African and Adler is American. I do agree with what you have said though, just clearing up the OP.
Thanks, I did not hear them as I said. But the thing is actually that UK has the very best commentary most of the time and I am just happy when I can hear them. ;)
 

Alexio92

Professional
I did not hear this commentary but being a european I do watch a lot of UK chanels and the UK guys are as precise and as informed as you can get anywhere in the world, and not only tenniswise. I am a snooker fan for example and former pro players are always commentating from Uk and I adore their knowledge, immediately after they see the cue ball position they are going to tell you what is the best possible shot and 99% of the time it is the one pro player will choose as his shot. Same goes for football and for every other sport I watch and have a privilege of having UK guys commentating.
Apart from football, you have idiots like andy gray and alan green which have so much bias that if you made a bomb out of it it would have enough potential energy to blow up the whole universe and kill chuck norris.
 

Alexio92

Professional
Koenig's voice is very familiar, he has commentated on many matches and is definitely one of my faves.
Not all the British guys are great though, Barry Cowen and especially Andrew Castle (both former ATP players) get a bit annoying.
I like Peter Flemming (McEnroe's ex-doubles partner) and John Lloyd the best, they seem to be on Sky in England a lot.
My dad beat Andrew Castle :)
 

daddy

Legend
Apart from football, you have idiots like andy gray and alan green which have so much bias that if you made a bomb out of it it would have enough potential energy to blow up the whole universe and kill chuck norris.
You are entitled to opinion of course. But I doubt you had a chance to hear as much commentators as I did, sincerly. Local guys, British guys, US guys, Germans and many others which I am forced to listen to all the time. I can tell you one thing - you can always find flaws but compared to all others British are very lucky and as usually - they have no idea about it. They are so critical of their own all the time that they are almost blind to everything else.
 

Alexio92

Professional
You are entitled to opinion of course. But I doubt you had a chance to hear as much commentators as I did, sincerly. Local guys, British guys, US guys, Germans and many others which I am forced to listen to all the time. I can tell you one thing - you can always find flaws but compared to all others British are very lucky and as usually - they have no idea about it. They are so critical of their own all the time that they are almost blind to everything else.
On the whole I agree, but you can never get away with being totally idiot free!
 

daddy

Legend
On the whole I agree, but you can never get away with being totally idiot free!
Well said but this goes for everything not only TV commentators .. :) Wherever you go these days there are a few Tursunov's to mess up a perfect day.
 

vbranis

Professional
I agree 100%, they really deserve some props. Doug and Robbie do the TTC commentating for all the Masters Series and they do a great job throughout. They're very technical, concise, and to the point. They don't ramble on and on during points, and they know their tennis. They seem to turn even a boring match into something worth watching. After hearing them, when I tune in to ESPN or FSN coverage, it's a huge step down, like from a
Porsche to a Kia. It's a shame not many people know about them, only the ones with TTC.

:idea:ESPN should listen, and hire them for the Slams. I bet more people would actually tune in to tennis.
 

kabob

Hall of Fame
Man, when did TTC air this?? I checked through my program guide and all they had was the usual crappy interview and travel programs plus repeats of the Dubai Final, Outback Seniors Tour and classic Grand Slam matches.
 
Man, when did TTC air this?? I checked through my program guide and all they had was the usual crappy interview and travel programs plus repeats of the Dubai Final, Outback Seniors Tour and classic Grand Slam matches.
It's not in the program guide, but they have some rights for some of the night matches this week.

Saturday, March 29 — 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday, March 30 — 7 p.m. to midnight
Monday, March 31 — 7:30 p.m. to midnight
Tuesday, April 1 — 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
FSN's daily coverage begins Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern.
 

kabob

Hall of Fame
MEAC, thank you! Unfortunately, it's too late for me to catch tonight's coverage (I'm already at work), but I can start recording from tomorrow night on :)
 

TennisProdigy

Professional
Those same commentators covered the Canada, Madrid and Paris Masters for Tennis Channel.

I think their names are Doug Adler and Robbie Keonig :confused: (Please don't quote me on the names because I am not sure).

"54 lbs in the mains (Natural Gut), 52 lbs in the crosses (Luxilon)", I mean what commentator would give you this stuff. I liked the commentating aswell, but was a little angry when they switched to "Center Court with Chris Myers".
I thought they said 52 pounds main natural gut 56 crosses luxilon. Then they continued to question why he would use such tensions.
 
I thought they said 52 pounds main natural gut 56 crosses luxilon. Then they continued to question why he would use such tensions.
Either way, what amazed me is the fact that they had such information. But kudos to them for their effort. I questioned the tensions too, but I am not a pro, so what the heck to I know. :)
 

Chopin

Hall of Fame
Those guys are the best! There's one other British guy who is just as good who did a lot of the TTC clay court matches last year (wish I knew his name) but yeah--so so much better than Gimlestob, Arias, Tedd Robinson or even J-Mac--even if Mac occasionally has things of interest to say--he never stops talking during the points.
 

757tennis

Rookie
Those same commentators covered the Canada, Madrid and Paris Masters for Tennis Channel.

I think their names are Doug Adler and Robbie Keonig :confused: (Please don't quote me on the names because I am not sure).

"54 lbs in the mains (Natural Gut), 52 lbs in the crosses (Luxilon)", I mean what commentator would give you this stuff. I liked the commentating aswell, but was a little angry when they switched to "Center Court with Chris Myers".
I realized that too, the commentators were garbage like the usuals on TTC
 

Fee

Legend
I agree 100%, they really deserve some props. Doug and Robbie do the TTC commentating for all the Masters Series and they do a great job throughout. They're very technical, concise, and to the point. They don't ramble on and on during points, and they know their tennis. They seem to turn even a boring match into something worth watching. After hearing them, when I tune in to ESPN or FSN coverage, it's a huge step down, like from a
Porsche to a Kia. It's a shame not many people know about them, only the ones with TTC.

:idea:ESPN should listen, and hire them for the Slams. I bet more people would actually tune in to tennis.
Doug, Jason, and Robbie are actually employed by ATP Masters Series TV, and they do the commentary for all of the Masters events. When you hear them on TTC, it's because TTC has purchased the ATP feed.
 
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