Yesterday evening, I was watching the Oli vs Rafa match on my digital recorder and I wasn't planning on watching the whole match again but Christophe Rochus was commentating and much to my surprise, his tennis comment was
Who'd have thought that? I mean, you would have to suffer the odd "my brother should have played on Friday" comment but other than that: excellent.
Most tv commentators will stick with: "OMG, what a shot" or "that dropshot was phoned in" or "great backhand" but C. Rochus will actually get into the technical stuff without being boring, the strategy to use and not to use, the footwork, grip,... When he knows that a repeat is coming, he'll tell the viewer exactly what to look for.
I may think that he's often an utter plonker but I'd take him on as a tv commentator if he can keep up that level.
On my way to the railway station on my bike, I noticed that they've put up a huge video screen near the station and this morning, they were showing movie trailers on it (I was watching the trailer for the new animated movie with Johnny Depp). Excellent way of cycling smack against a fence or worse, that.