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Cliff did it again.

Called Venus Serena.

I mean that's really bad as a professional commentator.

Why the hell does he keep doing it?
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Re: Cliff did it again.

He's also kinda incorrect about Ana playing on this surface.
She actually practiced on green clay a couple of times as preparation for the US Open last year.
So she knows this surface and seems to like it.

Cliff is no worse than some other commentators though.

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Re: Cliff did it again.

because he's old and he made a mistake. not that big of a deal
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Re: Cliff did it again.

All Black folks look alike. Cut the guy some slack.



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because he's old and he made a mistake. not that big of a deal

But he keeps doing it.

As a professional commentator, you should at least be able to get their name right.
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Re: Cliff did it again.

I agree, he's senile. But I think he likes Serena more than Venus. I always hear him slip in Serena's name whenever he gets the chance. Anyways, Mary Joe said that Venus was practicing on court for 2 hours with her dad. So, I hope Venus is not discouraged with her play yesterday and continues to practice.

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Re: Cliff did it again.

He gets alot of things mixed-up recently, I think he's just getting older and is forgetting more.
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Of all the announcers, at least Clifford Drysdale makes it a point to pronounce players names correctly. Most of them butcher names and Brad Gilbert wouldn't even bother to try.

As for mixing-up Venus and Serena, that's probably due to the bottle of Crown Royal he's always swilling from. If I learned nothing else in Miami, it's that Cliff Drysdale is a loose cannon. He did an autograph signing one evening and went berserk on a woman because she was wearing a John Newcomb t-shirt. He ripped the shirt off her and dumped what was left in his Crown Royal bottle over her head. Fuck. Needless to say, that was the end of the autograph signing.

I won't even go into the shit he pulled later in the parking lot.

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Of all the announcers, at least Clifford Drysdale makes it a point to pronounce players names correctly. Most of them butcher names and Brad Gilbert wouldn't even bother to try.

As for mixing-up Venus and Serena, that's probably due to the bottle of Crown Royal he's always swilling from. If I learned nothing else in Miami, it's that Cliff Drysdale is a loose cannon. He did an autograph signing one evening and went berserk on a woman because she was wearing a John Newcomb t-shirt. He ripped the shirt off her and dumped what was left in his Crown Royal bottle over her head. Fuck. Needless to say, that was the end of the autograph signing.

I won't even go into the shit he pulled later in the parking lot.

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Called Venus Serena.

I mean that's really bad as a professional commentator.

Why the hell does he keep doing it?
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I agree, he's senile. But I think he likes Serena more than Venus. I always hear him slip in Serena's name whenever he gets the chance. Anyways, Mary Joe said that Venus was practicing on court for 2 hours with her dad. So, I hope Venus is not discouraged with her play yesterday and continues to practice.
Very encouraging news, thanks for sharing with us!!

I'm loving the excuses for this guy whose paid job it is to know these players.

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Re: Cliff did it again.

I agree, he's senile. But I think he likes Serena more than Venus. I always hear him slip in Serena's name whenever he gets the chance. Anyways, Mary Joe said that Venus was practicing on court for 2 hours with her dad. So, I hope Venus is not discouraged with her play yesterday and continues to practice.


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Cut him some slack, he's old

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Of all the announcers, at least Clifford Drysdale makes it a point to pronounce players names correctly. Most of them butcher names and Brad Gilbert wouldn't even bother to try.

As for mixing-up Venus and Serena, that's probably due to the bottle of Crown Royal he's always swilling from. If I learned nothing else in Miami, it's that Cliff Drysdale is a loose cannon. He did an autograph signing one evening and went berserk on a woman because she was wearing a John Newcomb t-shirt. He ripped the shirt off her and dumped what was left in his Crown Royal bottle over her head. Fuck. Needless to say, that was the end of the autograph signing.

I won't even go into the shit he pulled later in the parking lot.



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Called Venus Serena.

I mean that's really bad as a professional commentator.

Why the hell does he keep doing it?
Big deal. When I was little my mom was always calling us kids by one another's names. In fact she still does that now. Everyone does it.
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