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It is just so annoying to always have to deal with them when they televise tournaments. And at wimbledon this year, Darren Cahill is working on espn?? I dislike him... he''s all into nationalist,, go aussies, they will win..

But of course the always Roddick-loving Patrick McEnroe has to be mentioned, he is always drooling over Andy's matches. John McEnroe is okay, he can be self-centered, but he's okay... Cliff Drysdale is alright, except sometimes he's really ignorant. Dick Enberg, I used to like him, but hes just all into Sharapova, "She's so pretty, blah blah blah.."

What happened to Tim_______- (i forget), he was pretty clueless regardging tennis, but he didn't obsess over one player.

As for the women, Mary Carillo has been good and bad. Sometimes shes very analytical and smart, but she can be obnoxious. Maryjoe fernandez, well shes pretty bad. Pam Shriver i like, she's been gone though, she has children now...

Tracy Austin is disgusting, another person who adores sharapova... among Sometimes Carillo and maryjoe.

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Andrew castle on the BBC doesn't stop touching himself whenever Roddick & Nadal come on court, and a shit commentator to boot.

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i like jim courrier at aus open he makes the matches more interesting to listen to
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I don't like Greg Rusedski on the BBC, always seems a little arrogant and is one of these player commentators that thinks they can colour commentate. His voice is also rather uncomfortable to listen to and when he criticises good, solid players...well...you sometimes think he's not really in a position to do so.
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The ESPN commentators suck,they are just bitter underachievers.Its really hard to listen to them drooling over pova,roddick and roger.Tennis is more enjoyable when the volume is muted.
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I liked Darin Cahill ok (he's better than Brad Gilbert) until I just got HDTV and now I can't bare to look at him--up close he looks just like Dennis Kucinich. Too weird.



I don't like Patrick Mcenroe, he's a little fanboy. Cliff Drysdale is ok, he's got a pleasant voice, and is pretty fair to all of the players, plus he has nice ties. I hated Johnny Mac as a player, but I like him as a commentator because he's honest and doesn't get all hot and bothered by any of the players (other than himself) like Patrick does. I don't like anyone named Dick (BTW Sharapova has a mustache on HDTV--its kinda scary--couldn't watch today, it was all close ups of her mustache. It was disturbing--now I see why Tojo was horrified when he was asked if she was pretty).

I HATE Mary Carillo--I wish she would fall down a well and not come out again. She is so far up Rafael Nadal's butt, it drives me crazy--and she should leave Roger and his flashy new man-purse thing alone. She wishes she could pull of a man-purse thing as well as he does.

What is Pam Shriver's purpose? To harass people on Henman's Hill? Mary Joe is ok--but she looks really bad in HD--HD is like having God-vision--there no where to hide.

I don't care about Chris Fowler one way or the other--he doesn't announce he's just there, not sure why.

Brad Gilbert looks like the homeless man who lives at the bus stop by my house. He also looks like he has been going crazy on the scones--He's a little fatty now. And I swear he is has worn the same rumpled outfit for like four days in row.

And other than that all I have to say is that I HATE Mary Carillo.

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I don't like Greg Rusedski on the BBC, always seems a little arrogant and is one of these player commentators that thinks they can colour commentate. His voice is also rather uncomfortable to listen to and when he criticises good, solid players...well...you sometimes think he's not really in a position to do so.
Rusedski really has a gift -- he comes across as a smug, arrogant ass even when he's obviously trying to be just the opposite.

My pet annoyance though is with Jimmy Connors. He's a good commentator and obviously has a huge knowledge the game, but why does he insist on going "MMMM" every time someone hits a winner? Winner "MMMM", winner "MMMM", winner "MMMM"... it drives me nuts.
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Jim Courier is the best.
Tood Woodbridge is the worst. His joke to Nadal after his match was just painful to watch.

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Wait to hear Cypriot commentators when Baghdatis is playing He could be loosing 6-0 6-0 5-0 and 40-0, make a volley to make it 40-15 and start... THATS THE MARCOS WE KNOW, THE WORLD CLASS TENNIS PLAYER and they go on and go on...

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I hardly have such bad commentators that I really can't stand it. I find some better than others, but surely can it suck a lot if you have SUCH annoying commentators as some of you described it Hopefully there is a 2nd audio option available then.

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Wait to hear Cypriot commentators when Baghdatis is playing He could be loosing 6-0 6-0 5-0 and 40-0, make a volley to make it 40-15 and start... THATS THE MARCOS WE KNOW, THE WORLD CLASS TENNIS PLAYER and they go on and go on...
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Andrew castle on the BBC doesn't stop touching himself whenever Roddick & Nadal come on court, and a shit commentator to boot.
stick to gmtv andrew.

Peter Fleming is the best commentator out there, Leif Shiras (spelling mistake maybe) is pretty good too, barry cowan the same. Petchey is garbage, commentates every Murray match and just kisses his behind.

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here we have one bulgarian commentator who is pathetic. I keep on sending him e-mails with the right pronounciations of tennis players' names but somehow he keeps on saying Bedrych instead of Berdych and there are about million other examples. He also likes to use some original vocabulary. For example, he said that one guy played sovereign.
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I don't mind any of the BBC commentators that much to be honest. I probably like John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors more than the others.
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Ooh another chance to talk crap on commentators.

Ok first the good ones: McEnroe and Courier are brilliant. They know what they're on about, they add humour to it, and you don't wish they'd just shut up. Lleyton Hewitt did a 20 minute commentry from Wimbledon a few days ago, and I must say that I was impressed with him.

Ok now the really bad ones: John Newcombe. The guy drives me insane. The Aussies can't do anything wrong by him (especially Hewitt). I remember the US Open Federer/Hewitt final. Newcombe said before the match 'Federer's got this match in the bag' or something to that effect. During the match when it was obvious that Hewitt was going to lose, he said 'Hewitt's down now, but great players bounce back and he'll win'. Once the match was over, Newcombe said 'I can't believe that Hewitt lost!' And to top it off, in another match, him and another commentator couldn't figure out who won Roland Garros in 2003. I believe they actually had to look it up. Other bad commentators are Navratilova, I mean, what the hell? the woman is awful. She can't do anything but speculate on who would be a good couple. All the Aussie commentators are pro british, american and aussie (or Federer). It's inconceivable that the commentators will side with anyone not from these nations. They're so biased. One of the best things about going to the tennis and seeing it live is that you don't have to put up with commentators.

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