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Commentary for SW10

Did anyone hear complain about the Commentary to the Beeb. I read a report saying loads had complained about the sub standard commentary saying it was more like idle chit chat! Henman and Mac were two of the team complained about!

ANDREW CASTLE WAS THE WORST!
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Great. Andrew Castle is inept, but most of all he's nasty. I was watching Lopez v Roddick, and when Lopez almost ran into the stand he said something like "I bet the women there would like that; Lopez barrelling down on them". NO ONE wants to hear that.
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Great. Andrew Castle is inept, but most of all he's nasty. I was watching Lopez v Roddick, and when Lopez almost ran into the stand he said something like "I bet the women there would like that; Lopez barrelling down on them". NO ONE wants to hear that.
God yeah Andrew Castle totally winds me up he just talks total rubbish and he has this really patronising tone like he is saying the viewer knows nowt about tennis!!! GET HIM OFF OUR SCREENS!!!
John McEnroe and Tim Henman are ok tho. I quite enjoy Johnny Mac's Commentary!!
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Glad to see these commentators get some official criticism. I still think Jo Durie and Ginny are the most fun in the booth, both enjoying the game. Bradnam isn't bad, even if he can be obnoxious sometimes. McEnroe can get into nostalgic talk of the past, and he is also somewhat dismissive of the women's game, so...give them a good talking too, BBC.
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Glad to see these commentators get some official criticism. I still think Jo Durie and Ginny are the most fun in the booth, both enjoying the game. Bradnam isn't bad, even if he can be obnoxious sometimes. McEnroe can get into nostalgic talk of the past, and he is also somewhat dismissive of the women's game, so...give them a good talking too, BBC.
I DON'T think Johnny Mac is dismissive of the Women's game at all. Castle, Henman and Becker are tho.
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SW19 unless they moved the place.

The team was crap, full of hopless British Ex Players, Castle, Croft, Sam Smith etc.
Plus the woman with a voice like a strimmer, Tracey Austin.

Nothing is worse than listening to the likes of Sam Smith going on about how it should be done and how bad a player like Pironkova was, true, Pironlova can be and usually is crap, but even at her worst she would beat the likes of Smith with a broken leg and and Anvil tied to her ass.

Its either that or endless prattling on from Mr Mcenroe, we need a "Press your Red button to shut the inane babbling" option.

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I DON'T think Johnny Mac is dismissive of the Women's game at all. Castle, Henman and Becker are tho.
Well, some are worse, but at Wimbledon this year he had his bad moments. So we can agree to disagree.

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Sam Smith does drone on and on. Drives me nuts. Even in doubles she is repetitive and droning. Even if she knows something about tennis, I often wish she would just shut up. Tracy Austin's voice, however, sounds/feels like someone is stabbing my ear with an awl.
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It does bug me how Andrew Castle fawns over the men, especially Rafa. They never mention the fact that some people find his game really boring to watch. They only ever bring up the criticism of the women's game
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At least the pros know something about tennis, it's these new guys that have no connection to the game and clearly know absolutely nothing that were so irritating.

The worst by far was one of the new guys (I heard him last year too I think), he commentated on the Li - Lisicki match and started babbling on about the Chinese Symphony Orchestra, called Vika "Azarenko", the cricket and clearly had a list of complete bollocks to talk about in between points that had nothing to do with tennis. He was often by himself just prattling on. It was seriously irritating.

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Tracy Austin cannot for the life of her pronounce the word "error" correctly, which makes it unfortunate that she's a tennis commentator.

Eh-rur, Tracy, not E-rrr.

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Great. Andrew Castle is inept, but most of all he's nasty. I was watching Lopez v Roddick, and when Lopez almost ran into the stand he said something like "I bet the women there would like that; Lopez barrelling down on them". NO ONE wants to hear that.
His finest (or rather, most fucked up moment) was at the French Open during Masha vs Chan. Sam Smith was talking about Chan's 'Latisha' nickname and so Castle decided to give him and Sam a "chinese" nickname. He named himself "Sun-Yoo" and he named Sam "Sun-Yoo-Tuu". Just awful.
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His finest (or rather, most fucked up moment) was at the French Open during Masha vs Chan. Sam Smith was talking about Chan's 'Latisha' nickname and so Castle decided to give him and Sam a "chinese" nickname. He named himself "Sun-Yoo" and he named Sam "Sun-Yoo-Tuu". Just awful.
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His finest (or rather, most fucked up moment) was at the French Open during Masha vs Chan. Sam Smith was talking about Chan's 'Latisha' nickname and so Castle decided to give him and Sam a "chinese" nickname. He named himself "Sun-Yoo" and he named Sam "Sun-Yoo-Tuu". Just awful.
That's awful. Some things you should just resist elaborating on.
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Re: Commentary for SW10

I complained, specifically about Andrew Castle. The response from the BBC was a bit lame, basically they know everyone can't stand him but they won't do anything about it.

The best scenario would be for him to be the anchor if Sue leaves, at least that way we can just watch the matches without having to listen to his inane chit-chat and constant explanation of the rules of tennis every five minutes.
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His finest (or rather, most fucked up moment) was at the French Open during Masha vs Chan. Sam Smith was talking about Chan's 'Latisha' nickname and so Castle decided to give him and Sam a "chinese" nickname. He named himself "Sun-Yoo" and he named Sam "Sun-Yoo-Tuu". Just awful.
I remember that!!! Even Sam Smith was Cringing i reckon.
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