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TTC "French Open Tonight" Coverage Has Just 1 Commentator : IT Sucks

I am watching JJ vs Kanepi on TTC, but there is only a single commentator.

it sound very creepy and strange listening to a lobe voice trying to fill the silence.

There is no interaction with anybody to talk about different aspect of the game.

There is an eerie feeling about it.

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And they chance announcer in the middle of the mathc, w/o warning
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Dutch Eurosport almost always has only one commentator at a time. Nothing weird about it.

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Dutch Eurosport almost always has only one commentator at a time. Nothing weird about it.
Well , we are used to having 2, and it sound very stange with one.

Maybe Eurosport knows how to make it nmore interesting with one commentator
It ain't workiing for TTC
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I'm used to it. Most of the time it's only 1 commentator when you watch it on ESPN360 or tennischannel.com stream.

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Adler doesn't have the best voice, or, for that matter, much of a knowledge of women's tennis. He frequently is part of ESPN's multi-court coverage on Directv I think.

OTOH, some of the Brits they've got doing solo coverage on the tennischannel.com streaming coverage are pretty good.

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I like how you make a thread for every thought that goes through your mind.
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Adler doesn't have the best voice, or, for that matter, much of a knowledge of women's tennis. He frequently is part of ESPN's multi-court coverage on Directv I think.

OTOH, some of the Brits they've got doing solo coverage on the tennischannel.com streaming coverage are pretty good.
Some commentator sounds like like golf coverage: long psuses

I wrote TTC to complain.
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I like how you make a thread for every thought that goes through your mind.
I pay extra for my TTC.

Do you know there is also athread for ESPN gripes?
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1 voice or not...I'd die w/out d/tv multi court coverage any thing is better than ESPN n the Tennis Channel.
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He is soo borrinnggg.. Talking all the time!

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Tennis Channel and Directv have the multi court coverage of FO and they have generally been using one commentator for these matches. When they show matches on French Open Tonight that were not covered during the actual Tennis Channel broadcast then they must use the directv footage. I agree some of the single commentary is not the best but the Directv multi court is a godsend. It is great to see more than what is shown on TC or ESPN and I can avoid them when they are showing their endless and inane commentary and features when all I want to see is the tennis!

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At least TTC doesn't have "Babs Undercover" with Barbara Schett, shown daily during Eurosport's nighttime Roland Garros magazine "Game, Set and Mats".
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Dutch Eurosport almost always has only one commentator at a time. Nothing weird about it.
The same with Danish Eurosport's tennis coverage, only one commentator. Most of the Danish Eurosport commentators are former ATP or WTA players themselves.
During the late afternoon Eurosport switch to live Giro d'Italia cycling coverage, but they always have two Danish commentators.
The only interaction the Eurosport tennis commentators have is with the viewers who can SMS questions during matches, and the commentators will answer some of them during the match.
During Grand Slams Eurosport often cover two live matches simultaneously on Eurosport 1 + 2 at the same time though.

The ATP tour is not covered by Eurosport, they only cover the WTA tour and the Grand Slams for both men and women. In Denmark TV2 Sport has the broadcasting rights for the ATP and they have two commentators, a journalist + a former ATP player.

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And they chance announcer in the middle of the mathc, w/o warning
Danish Eurosport usually change commentators between matches, but sometimes also during matches, especially some long matches.
But they always warn about being replaced by him or her after the commercial break.
It would seem strange just to replace the commentator in the middle of a match without introducing the new commentator.
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