The TV coverage is a total joke, even when it is a tourney in this country, its still not live
People have interenet nowadays and can peek online to see the scores, guys
And really most times, its never on TV. And TTC is a joke too. What is it? 1% of all homes?
Just have it available for a shitload of people. If someone is flipping channels and sees a tennis match, they might just stop and watch it.
As for the journalists, get rid of all of them. Most know nothing about the sport, and some are so old, they make dust look young.
Get some new young blood out there and tell the game with a new perspective. Same goes for the commentators. Sometimes im watching and they say some things that are just ridiculous
Some of the guys know NOTHING and just ask the other guy questions, some discuss irrelevent shit, and most seem to get bored halfway through
I missed the boat on this, but TTC sucks too. Even when there are tournaments, they don't show it. They didn't have any Wimbledon coverage, and basically showed nothing but old Fed Cup reruns. I don't understand why they don't buy the rights to tournaments like Umag or Stuttgart or Gstaad, where lots of good players play. Instead they make us sit through Murphy Jensen drinking vodka with Dmitry Tursunov. (not that i'm jealous.
And commentary sucks. By the time Carillo, Pat McEnroe, Gilbert, Engerg, Drysdale and Shriver are finished, even I don't want to watch tennis. I can't imagine what a new fan would think. Not only that, they talk too much during points about things that are completely irrelevent. I wish they'd shut up, let the players play and explain things afterwards.
And the replay shows at night..
. I wish they wouldn't show 'match of the day' or whatever. Why not show a match that WASN'T aired during the day.
And bring back the 'New Balls Please' ads, with Carlos and Marat posing shirtless.
ok, i added two extra carlos pictures. just for kicks and to show you that he's actually just a shy goofball, not a promiscuous sex god.
So I had a bad day today, but I cheered up after looking through Richard Gasquet pictures and by watching Pretty Woman.