It is such a relief to know that other people catch the Aussie commentators' mistakes. I get so frustrated at their ignorance. It's not like they just make the occasional error, it is almost every set. And when they are not making errors they say stuff that is so obvious or they make terrible predictions.
Thankfully Mark Woodforde is pretty good. Fred Stolle and John Newcombe make me want to pull my hair out sometimes. I also hate it how they talk about Lleyton Hewitt as if he is a tennis god.
Jim Courier for joining the Australian Open commentating team. You are funny, witty, and most importantly, knowledgable. None of which can be said about Stolle and Newcombe.
Stolle is annoying. In every match he commentated from the Aus Open through to Wimbledon, he felt the need to mention that Mirka was 'expecting a child later this year' at least 10 times.
He also likes to tell the viewers that her name is Miraslava Vavrinec, or 'Mirka'. It's like, shut up and talk about tennis, or retire already!
As for Newcombe, when he covers a Hewitt match or the match of any Aussie for that matter, he's a cheerleader for that player. To him, all Aussies are the number 1 seeds, odds on favourites to win. Even if it's Tomic or another player ranked outside the top 200 - he commentates like they are expected to win.