Originally Posted by Sjengster
So irritated is my tennis-watching brother with Federer's dominance (and he is a Rusedski fan too) that I find myself hoping for tough contests every single time, and the easy ones are virtually unwatchable because I know he will get annoyed with Barry Cowerer's endless Federer fawning. He's already calling Federer the favourite for RG, which we both found daft.
I thought so too, especially as I am sure he said something similar about Coria the day before (or that may have been someone else on Sky), but yes, Barry's fawning is excessive. Barry is just comedy most of the time. He said to Peter Fleming today during Ancic/Guga something like "Peter, from 5-5, 30-30 what do you think has changed in the match? Has Guga's level dropped or has Ancic raised his game?" Peter says he doesnt know and asks Barry what he thinks and Barry says "Well I don't think Ancic is playing much better than in the first set but then.........I don't think Guga's playing much worse either". Cue dead silence.