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Best and Worst Players at Commentary

Let's talk about the best players (current and former) at in the booth commentary during matches. So we can dispense with the Tim Ryan bashing right now. I started thinking about this when I heard Nicole Pratt doing commentary on the Tennis Channel at the Las Vegas 75K. I thought she sounded comfortable and knowledgable in the booth. That would be a good career for her after she finishes playing. I also have to say I am an MJ Fernandez fan, but anyway have at it. What do you all think?
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I really like MJ, Pammy, and Virgina Wade. The worst has to be Martina N., she's sooooo boring. Tracey Austin is ok tho she can get annoying at times.

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i think the most objective one is MJ Fernandez. She tries hard to not be biased
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Best is Helene Pelletier
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I really liked Billy Jean King's commentary when she did the AO here a few years ago I also enjoyed Martina Hingis' commentary, but i am biased of course I also thought Martina Navratilova was good.

We used to have Pam Shriver and Liz Smylie do the AO commentary a few years ago, and i never really liked them back then, though compared to some of the people i've heard since, they're actually alright

I'm not sure who i would pick as the worst though, as the majority of commentators that i don't like didn't actually play tennis

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Hmmm , I will say this Jim Courier is interesting......

and annoying
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I like Virginia Ruzicci

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Jim Courier is pretty good, as is Annabel Croft ...

Hingis was okay when she did commentary ... she did repeat herself alot though ...

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Yeah, this chick is pretty good also ... I know alot of people dislike him, but i like John Barret as well .... (please dont kill me) hahahaha

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Lol yep definately love martina on comentary and she can repeat herself as much as she wants , I also like Annabel Croft.

Sue Barker can be the most annoying because she can just get rediculously negative but then so can most british comentators so they usually end up on mute.

but when they cant even get simple things rite like a certain eurosport commentator that has called Martina- seles and schiavonie ??????

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Alicia Molik was great So down to Earth while commentating

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Sabine Appelmans can be nice to listen to, especially when she starts gossiping about a player she knew from her heydays

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worst:
haha, in holland, jacco elthing, he hates women's tennis
and we have to put up with him, bashing high ranked girls,
while all he was good at was playing doubles
total idiot, can't stand him
thinks women make to much money and that they only care about how they look :rolleys:

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everybody else, lol
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