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View Poll Results: Which current or retired player would make a good tv commentator?
Marat Safin 14 13.73%
Roger Federer 22 21.57%
Rafael Nadal 5 4.90%
Andy Roddick 42 41.18%
Jo Wilfried Tsonga 1 0.98%
Lleyton Hewitt 2 1.96%
David Nalbandian 2 1.96%
James Blake 9 8.82%
Andy Murray 3 2.94%
Tommy Haas 2 1.96%
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Which currrent or recently retired player would make the best tennis commentator?

This could be quite interesting. Inevatibly a lot of pro players decide to become commenators after their careers, and I am sure todays crop of players will be no exception in the future.

Obviously no ones going to agree with only 10 poll choices, but I will try my best.

1. Marat Safin. The guy had a very explosive personality on court. Very talented. He could bring a lot to the table, but his English would need to improve. Question mark over his knowledge over the technical aspects of the game.

2. Roger Federer. The greatest player of all time. He wouldn't need the money, but he could do pretty well at it. I somehow can't imagine it though.

3. Nafeala Nutella. His English would need to improve, no? But he is quite a character and a nice individual, I can imagine him doing okay. He could also of course commentate in Spannish.

4. Shandi Dick Rod. A pathetic 1 SHAM BLUNDER on the court, but I could imagine him saying quite a few funny things from time to time. Good impact commentator, but wouldn't want him for the grand sham finals.

5. Joe Wilfried Ponga. His personality and flare could translate into commentary. Probably more at MS level than slam level though.

6. Hard on Hugh Witt. Hard to imagine, but the come on after winners from the commentary box might get him a job at 7 sport in Aussie.

7. David Nalbandian. People will always want to know what the GOAT thinks about everything, the most famous player on MTF must be included.

8. Flamed Flake.

9. Andrew Mug gay bo. It will be so embarrasing when he ends his 10 year career and his brother Jamie has a grand slam title and he doesn't. Still, maybe the two could pair up in commentary, the Mugay brothers, and win something there?

10. Bommy Farce. The German knows how to stuff everything up on court, so he should be able to describe everything perfectly when the next generation of chokers do the same.

Actually, after ready this, have come to the conclusion that no one on the tour would do a good job. But what does MTF think?

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Re: Which currrent or recently retired player would make the best tennis commentator?

Roddick was pretty good as a guest announcer one time on ESPN.

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Re: Which currrent or recently retired player would make the best tennis commentator?

I can imagine Federer as a commentator...

"Yes, that guy is pretty good but of course, he wouldn't compare well against, you know, me. Because you know, I had this crazy talent and come to think of it, I probably still have it... [deep breath] I have so much raw talent in my left pinkie than any of these guys right now".

It would be great

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I voted Roddick. He's pretty funny, and well spoken. I bet he does very well as a commentator when his career is over.
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Coria was a tv commentator for the davis cup finals in argentina and he was really good in my opinion
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I can imagine Federer as a commentator...

"Yes, that guy is pretty good but of course, he wouldn't compare well against, you know, me. Because you know, I had this crazy talent and come to think of it, I probably still have it... [deep breath] I have so much raw talent in my left pinkie than any of these guys right now".

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I can imagine Federer as a commentator...

"Yes, that guy is pretty good but of course, he wouldn't compare well against, you know, me. Because you know, I had this crazy talent and come to think of it, I probably still have it... [deep breath] I have so much raw talent in my left pinkie than any of these guys right now".

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Coria was a tv commentator for the davis cup finals in argentina and he was really good in my opinion
Yep, he has a pretty nice voice

maybe someone we don't expect, there have been great commentators that have been journeymen, but from the actual top players? maybe Duck in USA and Rafa in Spain

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Re: Which currrent or recently retired player would make the best tennis commentator?

Marat Safin. The guy talks hilarious. I really miss him.

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Shamwow guy.

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Johnny Mac: This epic 5 setter between Murray and Del Potro here at the 2014 Aussie open reminds me a lot of the epic show down you yourself Roger have had with Nadal...... Roger?

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I can imagine Federer as a commentator...

"Yes, that guy is pretty good but of course, he wouldn't compare well against, you know, me. Because you know, I had this crazy talent and come to think of it, I probably still have it... [deep breath] I have so much raw talent in my left pinkie than any of these guys right now".

It would be great
Haha!! Then again it's 100% true.
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I'd vote for Djokovic. Hilarious.

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Andy Roddick.
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I can imagine Federer as a commentator...

"Yes, that guy is pretty good but of course, he wouldn't compare well against, you know, me. Because you know, I had this crazy talent and come to think of it, I probably still have it... [deep breath] I have so much raw talent in my left pinkie than any of these guys right now".

It would be great
This is . Federer would never utter a sentence without the word "amazing" in it. And only two "you know"s in three sentences is also unrealistic.
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