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2010 RG Commentators' faux-pas

Anyone?
I'll give some Polish examples:

"Wow, Pironkova served 197 kilograms per hour!"
"Huge upset! Maria Jose Fernandez lost"

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Re: 2010 RG Commentators faux-pas

Annabel Croft's pronounciation of Voegele in yesterday's Game Set & Mats was hilarious.

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Re: 2010 RG Commentators faux-pas

Also:
"The former champion, Ana Ivanović from Croatia defeated Kai-Chen Chang from Taiwan"
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Mats Wilander was saying Maria Sharapova didn't have a P on her racket because her sponsor 'obviously' didn't know where her game was and she wasn't worth sponsoring anymore.

As if any sponsor of Maria would EVER drop her!

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Mats Wilander was saying Maria Sharapova didn't have a P on her racket because her sponsor 'obviously' didn't know where her game was and she wasn't worth sponsoring anymore.

As if any sponsor of Maria would EVER drop her!


The commentators are so clueless on that matter! I wanna know what's up with Maria's racket change, damnit!
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Mats Wilander was saying Maria Sharapova didn't have a P on her racket because her sponsor 'obviously' didn't know where her game was and she wasn't worth sponsoring anymore.

As if any sponsor of Maria would EVER drop her!
Yeah, Sam Smith was saying this too, they obviously haven't seen the other players that Prince sponsor
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There a also some clueless players.
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/multimedia/index.html
Click 'Inside The French' and select 'May 25, 2010' in the drop down menu and then click at the clip 'Quiz - D. Tursunov vs E. Dementieva'.

TV Quiz - D. Tursunov vs E. Dementieva

Interviewer: Last French male player to have won Roland Garros?

Dmitry Tursunov: Oh my god, I thought i was about me. Yannick Noah.

Elena Dementieva: Roger Federer. [Ok, she probably just missed the 'French' part].

Interviewer: I will repeat my question. Last French male player to have won Roland Garros?

Elena Dementieva: I think only Yannick Noah won French Open.



Interviewer: When was the last time Justine won here in Roland Garros?

Dmitry Tursunov: I don't know man, I have no idea about women's tennis. I know she won at some point, or maybe she didn't win. It's a trick question probably.

Elena Dementieva: Oh that's easy. ... A couple of years ago.

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Aww , Elena could have thought she was asked about a "french speaking" player. She must know he's Swiss...

And Dmitry, I'm shocked. I mean even if he AVOIDED women's tennis, it would still be in the headlines. I guess every time she's won he's already been gone from Paris for over a week.
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Aww , Elena could have thought she was asked about a "french speaking" player. She must know he's Swiss...

And Dmitry, I'm shocked. I mean even if he AVOIDED women's tennis, it would still be in the headlines. I guess every time she's won he's already been gone from Paris for over a week.
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You dont really think hes serious do you?!
hard to tell without seeing his reaction.
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hard to tell without seeing his reaction.
You should read his blogs, hes easily the funniest person on tour!

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You dont really think hes serious do you?!
Well some players are very anti-WTA, Tursunov may not have been serious but a lot of male players hate women's tennis.

I remember when Gasquet's booty call from Sydney told all of MTF that he told her he didn't like women't tennis because it wasn't good. Although he hardly produces amazing tennis himself.
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