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American Radio host kills women's tennis(cuz hes an authority)

If this doesnt make you laugh, I dont know what will.

Chris Russo from one of the biggest sports radio stations in the USA, WFAN in New York, and labels himself a "bigtime tennis fan"...sheds his thought s on various topics such as:

"the real reason the men played on good courts,
and the women play on lesser courts..."
"demetrieva"
"tansagern"
"svetlana kuweetsanova"
"checkavidatsia"
"williams tennis"
"serena being a bad loser"
"women's tennis is an absolute disaster"

send your complaints/compliments to wfan.com

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I'm watching this clip now. He has not pronounced ONE women's players name correctly. Other than Williams. If he knew so much about tennis, and women's tennis, why can't he pronounce their names!

He also slipped and said he was down on "Williams tennis," then corrected himself to say, "women's tennis."

Clearly, this guy does not watch women's tennis. So his comments are those of a hater who speaks of that which he truly does not know. A**hole. Thanks for the heads up, I will complain.

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C'mon.. anyone who lives in the New York area knows this show is ridiculous and that their opinions aren't worth paying attention to.

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Unfortunately, this pretty much sums up tennis in the US. Outside of true and pure tennis fans, the general public knows very little about the sport. His failure to research his tennis is still far more knowledge than the average person on the street, and many of the players on the court in our hometowns.

Other than that, he just sounds like a jerk.
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C'mon.. anyone who lives in the New York area knows this show is ridiculous and that their opinions aren't worth paying attention to.
Haha, I know. But its still funny as hell when he tries to rationlize alot of his points and cant even pronounce a single name(other than Williams) right.

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C'mon.. anyone who lives in the New York area knows this show is ridiculous and that their opinions aren't worth paying attention to.
I didn't know as I live in Los Angeles. People can prefer whatever they like (that's not my business), but what bothers me is when people claim to "know" so much about the sport when they clearly don't follow it.

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What a hater, but what's new on talkradio

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I didn't know as I live in Los Angeles. People can prefer whatever they like (that's not my business), but what bothers me is when people claim to "know" so much about the sport when they clearly don't follow it.
Yea, well, a little background is they're a very popular show that's aired nationally and they've been around for awhile. "Mike and the Maddogg(Chris Russo)". But they're past their time in my opinion.. you'd never hear this from anyone on ESPN or Sportscenter. And they're constantly screaming for some reason.

Chris Russo also thinks he knows A LOT more than he really knows. And about the mispronounciation.. he does it a lot, not a big surprise.

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Chris Russo from one of the biggest sports radio stations in the USA, WFAN in New York, and labels himself a "bigtime tennis fan"...sheds his thought s on various topics such as:

"the real reason the men played on good courts,
and the women play on lesser courts..."
"demetrieva"
"tansagern"
"svetlana kuweetsanova"
"checkavidatsia"
"williams tennis"
"serena being a bad loser"
"women's tennis is an absolute disaster"
http://www.dailymotion.com/SteffiGra...rt-russo_sport
I'm not offering this as a defense of Russo, but rather a clarification.

1) Russo claims to have have actually been a pro tennis player. A journeyman, but he claims to have played all the slams. I have no independent corrobaoration of this, but he's claimed it on air. If that's true, it's does give him a certain authority.

2) The phrase 'Williams tennis' was a slip of the tongue. He corrected it to 'women's tennis'

3) he loved Hingis.

4) He said repeatedly that he'd have to watch a Venus vs Serena final, and in fact said he liked Venus.

The dude's main problem is that he thinks most women's matches are either inconsequential or non-competitive. Is he biased against women's tennis? Actually he's biased against women's sports in general. But tone aside, the real problem is that he can't even make the effort to learn the players names, yet claims to be a sports talk show host. He manages to pronounce the names of the MALE european players correctly.

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How could he not say Bethanie Mattel right. I heard him say Serena was playing Baththeyeah Meitek and I was like wait didnt Serena play Bethanie Mattek. I dont think this guy can read so why does he have a radio talk show.
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federer played Yuwi

Radwnaska is a not knowned player

Zien and Dementrieva are not of his interest

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Safin plays the player Swiss UNKNOWN players (Wawrinka)

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Thanks for the heads up, I will complain.
Oh, c'mon it's just his opinion, and he's correct that women's tennis is a disaster right now!! Really there are far more important things to complain about.

GO CHRIS.
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Oh, c'mon it's just his opinion, and he's correct that women's tennis is a disaster right now!! Really there are far more important things to complain about.

GO CHRIS.
I already voiced my opinion at the radio station website. But you are correct, there are many important things in the world to be concerned about, and for me, this is one of them. If it's not for you -- that's your business.

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