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Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 08:55 AM
VJ, Allen Wilkens and Niru! :fiery:

Where are crazed Iraq terrorist groups when you need them?
How about our neighbor radicals the J.I? Come on someone!
Shoot them please! Allez come on! :devil:

bubble
Jun 22nd, 2004, 09:48 AM
VJ, Allen Wilkens and Niru! :fiery:

Where are crazed Iraq terrorist groups when you need them?
How about our neighbor radicals the J.A? Come on someone!
Shoot them please! Allez come on! :devil:

Totally agreed.
LAst night's coverage was horrilble...
It's going to be agonising for us for the next 2 weeks.... :mad:
Probably going to be seeing the same players playing ......
Thank god Paradorn Sirichaphan has lost.... :tape:

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2004, 09:49 AM
OMG..finally someone who understands my predicament ;)

i want to strangle VJ everytime i see him on tv :mad: :fiery:

did u see their poll on who's going to win wimbledon?

they included paradorn on the list :haha:

what drugs are these people taking?? those hallucinogens must be really kicking in :lol:

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2004, 09:51 AM
Thank god Paradorn Sirichaphan has lost.... :tape:
i was screaming something like that last night!!! :haha: :lol: :tape: finally i'll get to see more of centre court :bounce: :bounce:

i swear the way VJ was talking abt Paradorn you'd think the guy was the second coming of Pete Sampras...

that poll was hilarious :tape: :tape:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 09:54 AM
Louise P wasn't doing too good either last night. She said
Original Martina has a good chance against Vera Z, and LD! :tape:

I almost died when VJ, said that the draw isn't effected by the
Belgians not playing. The Williams sisters own WIMBLEDON blah, blah..

:tape:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 09:57 AM
i was screaming something like that last night!!! :haha: :lol: :tape: finally i'll get to see more of centre court :bounce: :bounce:

i swear the way VJ was talking abt Paradorn you'd think the guy was the second coming of Pete Sampras...

that poll was hilarious :tape: :tape:


Hewitt? One thing I hate about Star/Asia is that they suck
up to the CommonWealth as if they all wished it was the
good old colonial days.

Sorry, Hewitt and Goran aren't in it this year,neither is Henman
if you really think about it. It's going to come down to Roger
of Andy.

I don't even like Andy so much; but did you notice a sort of
anti- Andy Roddick American slant on the TV coverage. I think
he's being used as a sort of anti-American scapegoat this year.

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:00 AM
Louise P wasn't doing too good either last night. She said
Original Martina has a good chance against Vera Z, and LD! :tape:


:haha: these people are hilarious :lol: :lol:

don't u just hate it when VJ talks about the time when he was at wimbledon..i was surprised they didn't show his old matches during the rain delay...they did it last year...talk abt complete bias...this guy is obsessed with his self...:mad: :mad:

i wonder what's in store for us tonight...

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:38 AM
What really pissed me off was when VJ talked about the women's
draw and said the missing Belgians don't affect the draw! :tape:

How the fu*k can Kimmy (3x time semi finalist) and Justine (1 ru, 2x semi
finalist) not being in the draw not be a big deal! Is this guy stupid!!
It's been Belgian -vs- Williams from 2001, 2002, and 2003! They've
shut down everyone three years to the point that the WIMBLEDON has
become a sort of annual event for those 4!

I hate VJ. Did you notice he never mentions Kimiko Date? She is
historically the greatest player from Asia ever to be in WIMBLEDON.
I don't know why they keep on saying VJ is? BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!

bubble
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:43 AM
I do not think we will see much of the Russian players male or female either...
There seems to be an anti-russian sentiment on their coverage too...

Greenout, peanuts, since VJ mention about 2 belgium gals being a non factor :o
What did he say about the russian gals? :rolleyes:

bubble
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:47 AM
:haha: these people are hilarious :lol: :lol:

don't u just hate it when VJ talks about the time when he was at wimbledon..i was surprised they didn't show his old matches during the rain delay...they did it last year...talk abt complete bias...this guy is obsessed with his self...:mad: :mad:

i wonder what's in store for us tonight...

That VJ and his all England club badge that he shows off every day.. :rolleyes:

What's in store tonight, I can guess...
Serena, Tim Henman, Tamarine Tanasugarn, Jen Cap... :rolleyes:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:48 AM
Oh- Time to drag out this gem, yep the VJ and Justine anecdote.
I think this was at WIMBLEDON 2002. Well...VJ during a rain delay
tried to get an interview w/ Justine and she snubbed him with a
Gallic wave of the hand and a mini "ppffff" and walked away. We
didn't get to see it; but he talked about how disrespectful young players
are because they dont' want to speak or listen to their senior former
WIMBLEDON players.

I'm not joking. VJ has never since said a complimentary comment
about Justine. :rolls:. I dont' blame her. I never heard of VJ
Amitraj in my life until I moved to Singapore and watched STAR ASIA's
WIMBLEDON coverage. I dont' think Justine has ever heard of VJ
and assumed he's some "weirdo Indian" guy and walked away.

:lol:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:49 AM
I do not think we will see much of the Russian players male or female either...
There seems to be an anti-russian sentiment on their coverage too...

Greenout, peanuts, since VJ mention about 2 belgium gals being a non factor :o
What did he say about the russian gals? :rolleyes:


He just said there's "alot of them in draw". :tape:
WTF? Isn't one of "them" an RG champion now? :rolls:

bubble
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:50 AM
Oh- Time to drag out this gem, yep the VJ and Justine anecdote.
I think this was at WIMBLEDON 2002. Well...VJ during a rain delay
tried to get an interview w/ Justine and she snubbed him with a
Gallic wave of the hand and a mini "ppffff" and walked away. We
didn't get to see it; but he talked about how disrespectful young players
are because they dont' want to speak or listen to their senior former
WIMBLEDON players.

I'm not joking. VJ has never since said a complimentary comment
about Justine. :rolls:. I dont' blame her. I never heard of VJ
Amitraj in my life until I moved to Singapore and watched STAR ASIA's
WIMBLEDON coverage. I dont' think Justine has ever heard of VJ
and assumed he's some "weirdo Indian" guy and walked away.

:lol:
:lol:
still waters run deep huh, VJ? what a petty man... :p

bubble
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:51 AM
He just said there's "alot of them in draw". :tape:
WTF? Isn't one of "them" an RG champion now? :rolls:

Gosh , I really hate this coverage!
ESPN sucks globally worldwide !

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:52 AM
I still can't get over the fact that VJ and Niru said during the US OPEN
that the population of Belgium was 400,000 people. :tape:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:53 AM
:lol:
still waters run deep huh, VJ? what a petty man... :p

Can you imagine how stupid he was trying to get Justine to
give a chat to him and "assuming" she knew who he was?

:rolls:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:55 AM
Coverage starts soon...if they dont' show Dani or ED. I'm watching
SUPER SPORTS instead. They're showing Venus -vs- Vera from
that Warsaw event. :)

bubble
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:57 AM
Can you imagine how stupid he was trying to get Justine to
give a chat to him and "assuming" she knew who he was?

:rolls:Yeah, I wouldn't know who he is until he appear on this horrible coverage for the past few years... And that Alan Wilkens... is a total tennis himbo... He knows nuts about tennis.. except for the gossips... :rolleyes:

bubble
Jun 22nd, 2004, 10:58 AM
Coverage starts soon...if they dont' show Dani or ED. I'm watching
SUPER SPORTS instead. They're showing Venus -vs- Vera from
that Warsaw event. :)
Hey, let me know who are they showing... I'm still in office, if they do not show Dani or ED , I will stay on longer, rather be working than hearing that VJ and Alan blah blah....

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2004, 12:37 PM
Oh- Time to drag out this gem, yep the VJ and Justine anecdote.
I think this was at WIMBLEDON 2002. Well...VJ during a rain delay
tried to get an interview w/ Justine and she snubbed him with a
Gallic wave of the hand and a mini "ppffff" and walked away. We
didn't get to see it; but he talked about how disrespectful young players
are because they dont' want to speak or listen to their senior former
WIMBLEDON players.

I'm not joking. VJ has never since said a complimentary comment
about Justine. :rolls:. I dont' blame her. I never heard of VJ
Amitraj in my life until I moved to Singapore and watched STAR ASIA's
WIMBLEDON coverage. I dont' think Justine has ever heard of VJ
and assumed he's some "weirdo Indian" guy and walked away.

:lol:
seriously i can't blame justine from walking away from him...justine probably has never heard of him before...that guy is sooo in love with himself...its just so annoying especially when he and wilkens are having their "discussions"...wilkens acts as though vj is the father of tennis...

i must say i was very :eek: they showed elenaD...

the belgians missing not having an effect on the draw :lol: i guess it was all just a fluke that those belgian girls have been a semifinalist/finalist there for the last couple of years :rolleyes:

Aerien
Jun 22nd, 2004, 12:38 PM
~stares at the outrage~ I like. :)

:wavey: to peanuts. Go on spreading to them the hate for what we've had to endure for the last three years. ;)

silverwhite
Jun 22nd, 2004, 12:46 PM
Come on. They're not THAT bad... Not to be xenophobic but one thing I do find annoying is how much he talks about the "wonderful tennis training programmes" in India and how often he mentions his son.

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2004, 12:48 PM
~stares at the outrage~ I like. :)

:wavey: to peanuts. Go on spreading to them the hate for what we've had to endure for the last three years. ;)
glad u can join our intense discussion here ;) its feels great to know that we're not the only ones suffering this horrible fate of awful tv coverage :lol:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 12:58 PM
Niru is an idiot. During the first set of ED, she said that "oh..her best
surface is clay". ED is more may have decent results on clay; but
her best IMHO was the US OPEN and at the Olympics. Niru shut up!!!!!
You know nothing about ED. And really, who gives a shit if you played
Kleinova before. :tape:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:03 PM
You know what's really irksome. They tend to compliment a bunch of
nobody journeymen alot, and insult or ridicule non-Asian or non
English speaking (any country that isn't the USA, UK, Australia, South African) tennis players.

I hate when they call everyone from South America or Spain "clay
court specialists".


The center court match is boring. As one-sided and impossible
as Justine -vs- the 15 yr old from the AO.

ashwu
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:09 PM
Thank god Paradorn Sirichaphan has lost.... :tape:
i hear you:rolleyes:

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:13 PM
And really, who gives a shit if you played
Kleinova before. :tape:
OMG i was thinking abt the same thing :haha:

we don't give a rat's ass whom you played 5 years ago...shut up!!! :fiery: :fiery:

ashwu
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:13 PM
vj lives in his own world for a long time...
glad we usually got the chinese commentators here :)
mats hsu and hu na. they are the best~ star sports is the best sports channel here.

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:14 PM
i stopped watching the centre court match after the first game :lol:

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:25 PM
vj lives in his own world for a long time...
glad we usually got the chinese commentators here :)
mats hsu and hu na. they are the best~ star sports is the best sports channel here.


I wish we could watch STAR SPORTS as a dual language station.
I don't understand any Mandarin nor Cantonese; but I'm sure it's
better than anything VJ, Allen Wilkens and Niru have to say! :tape:

Someone told me that the Hu na is a pretty good commentator.

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:27 PM
Oh- no. It's going to be Tim Henman until the match is over. I might
be able to catch the last half hour of "KAREN SISCO" on another channel. ;)

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:29 PM
tim henman is on now...is it just me or do star sports sort of favors tim henman???

peanuts
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:30 PM
same here...there's no way im going to sit through that whole match...

ashwu
Jun 22nd, 2004, 01:54 PM
tim henman is on now...is it just me or do star sports sort of favors tim henman???it's their wimbledon tradition:tape:

silverwhite
Jun 22nd, 2004, 02:02 PM
tim henman is on now...is it just me or do star sports sort of favors tim henman???

It's not just you. :lol:

xin_hui
Jun 22nd, 2004, 02:52 PM
paradorn lost:bounce: or else, imagine what coverage we will be getting!

vijay, shut up your mouth about your son and stop talking abt india. talk abt the matches!
niru, stop recollecting abt your "good old days"! and stop being biased towards players!
espnstar, stop having stupid polls with people totally impossible inside!
the only people i can stand are louise and alan wilkins!

xin_hui
Jun 22nd, 2004, 02:54 PM
Hewitt? One thing I hate about Star/Asia is that they suck
up to the CommonWealth as if they all wished it was the
good old colonial days.

Sorry, Hewitt and Goran aren't in it this year,neither is Henman
if you really think about it. It's going to come down to Roger
of Andy.

I don't even like Andy so much; but did you notice a sort of
anti- Andy Roddick American slant on the TV coverage. I think
he's being used as a sort of anti-American scapegoat this year.
espnstar doesnt suck up to commonwealth. it's only tim henman! hey, vijay doesnt even like hewitt! and hewitt is in this year ok! he played so well yesterday, but look at henman? struggling now

Greenout
Jun 22nd, 2004, 03:25 PM
Oh.... PATTY's on TV now!! ! :)

King Aaron
Jun 22nd, 2004, 04:52 PM
niru, stop recollecting abt your "good old days"! and stop being biased towards players!
What good old days? :tape: That girl is so full of herself thinking like she was good or something. :rolleyes: "When I was playing in Wimbledon..." Pffft! Right.

I'm glad I didn't catch much yesterday and today. Oh well, I don't know if I'll watch much anyway after yesterday. They had about an hour left of coverage and Jelena D was playing on Court 18. Instead of showing the match they let Vijay and whoever else that guy is talk crap. :fiery:

jirobkk
Jun 22nd, 2004, 06:26 PM
They showed full match of Tammy vs Anna-Lena Groenefeld during rain delayed. :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

Williams Rulez
Jun 22nd, 2004, 06:53 PM
vj lives in his own world for a long time...
glad we usually got the chinese commentators here :)
mats hsu and hu na. they are the best~ star sports is the best sports channel here.ack... is there anyway i could get the chinese commentary? i heard it once... was the 2001 Miami finals... they actually have intelligent discussions!!

Williams Rulez
Jun 22nd, 2004, 06:54 PM
Niru loves to talk abt her doubles match against the Williams sisters and tt famed backhand rally she won against Venus. Wow, such an achievement...

gaznev
Jun 23rd, 2004, 02:37 AM
Oh God! I've found like-minded ppl who just want to shoot the whole star sports team too!!!! :fiery:
I was so dreading the Wimbledon Coverage, I just knew it'll be crap. US Open will be too since it's covered on Star Sports. :rolleyes:
Give me Super Sports coverage any day.

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2004, 04:18 AM
FYI- A breath of fresh air!!!! HURRAH!!!!!!!!

Daily at 8am-9am and at 5:30pm -6:30 pm (HK/Spore time) on
STAR/ESPN there's the hour highlight show w/ commentary
by EUROSPORT's Simon Reed featuring the upsets or the day
and clips of the tops seeds. It's usually about 30 minutes on the
men, and 30 for the womens draws. This mornings edition feature ED, Sveta and Daniela.

Watch it , and enjoy good match commentary on stuff that
wasn't featured on the "live" nimrod versions.

xin_hui
Jun 23rd, 2004, 05:00 AM
They showed full match of Tammy vs Anna-Lena Groenefeld during rain delayed. :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:
sorry, but the match was boring:o and i cant stand how vijay kept attacking groenefeld as big-sized! she's not!:mad:

Niru, shut your mouth up before i kill you!

gaznev
Jun 23rd, 2004, 09:43 AM
FYI- A breath of fresh air!!!! HURRAH!!!!!!!!

Daily at 8am-9am and at 5:30pm -6:30 pm (HK/Spore time) on
STAR/ESPN there's the hour highlight show w/ commentary
by EUROSPORT's Simon Reed featuring the upsets or the day
and clips of the tops seeds. It's usually about 30 minutes on the
men, and 30 for the womens draws. This mornings edition feature ED, Sveta and Daniela.

Watch it , and enjoy good match commentary on stuff that
wasn't featured on the "live" nimrod versions.


Oh yes! I caught this the past 2 days. Much better than listening to Niru and Armitraj and those ppl whose names I can't be bothered to remember.
It means I'm late for work, but what the heck, this is Wimbledon. :p

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2004, 10:54 AM
Can someone explain to me why they always feature old news and
VJ talking for the first half hour and the last half hour of the telecast
when there are "live" matches on the courts? This is just bullshit
and of no interest to anybody except relatives of VJ and Allen Wilkens.

I swear Allen Wilkens is really pissing me off- this asshole is such
a smug moron. He gives "expats" a very bad name. I dispise guys
like this hanging at Boat Quay. ( :tape: )
I can't stand this guy even more than Niru because
he isn't even a freaking tennis player. Yes, this guy is a former
Cricket player! How did he get the job for WIMBLEDON and
the US OPEN?. Did anybody notice how they have the ITF book
on the table? Yes, they get all of their tennis knowledge from
the ITF guidebook( the one with Andy on and Justine on the cover!)
Wow...I am so impressed (NOT!). :tape: :rolls:

xin_hui
Jun 23rd, 2004, 10:59 AM
Can someone explain to me why they always feature old news and
VJ talking for the first half hour and the last half hour of the telecast
when there are "live" matches on the courts? This is just bullshit
and of no interest to anybody except relatives of VJ and Allen Wilkens.

I swear Allen Wilkens is really pissing me off- this asshole is such
a smug moron. He gives "expats" a very bad name. I dispise guys
like this hanging at Boat Quay. ( :tape: )
I can't stand this guy even more than Niru because
he isn't even a freaking tennis player. Yes, this guy is a former
Cricket player! How did he get the job for WIMBLEDON and
the US OPEN. Did anybody notice how they have the ITF book
on the table? Yes, they get all of their tennis knowledge from
the ITF guidebook( the one with Andy on and Justine on the cover!)
Wow...I am so impressed (NOT!). :tape: :rolls:
because it will kill vijay if he is not given the opportunity to talk:lol: you must understand, he must have the chances to talk abt his past, his indian tennis, his son!:lol:

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:01 AM
because it will kill vijay if he is not given the opportunity to talk:lol: you must understand, he must have the chances to talk abt his past, his indian tennis, his son!:lol:


Well....sorry VJ and Niru- no fu*king way is Justine ever going
to Bangalore and participate in your Tier IV tournament!!!!!!!!

:rolls:

xin_hui
Jun 23rd, 2004, 12:02 PM
and they are now reapeating navratilova's match again:mad:

Greenout
Jun 23rd, 2004, 12:22 PM
and they are now reapeating navratilova's match again:mad:


Yes, but it's weird because the commentary is now Simon Reed
and Tracy Austin? ESPN/STAR should just use Simon and
Tracy for the rest of WIMBLEDON instead of the crackpot
amatuer version of the resident crew.

It's either EUROSPORT or the international telecast version
commentary. Hear the difference when people actually know what
they're talking about. It's so much more pleasant to the ears,
that's for sure. :)

moby
Jun 24th, 2004, 06:49 AM
this happened 2 days ago i think
NIRU said that serena is the no. 1 player in the world
which planet does she live on?
i hate starsports, NIRU and vijay.... HELP!

jirobkk
Jun 24th, 2004, 07:33 AM
sorry, but the match was boring:o and i cant stand how vijay kept attacking groenefeld as big-sized! she's not!:mad:

Niru, shut your mouth up before i kill you!
No need to say "sorry" !!!

I don't mind what that commentator said. I just wanted to watch " How Tammy palyed " Hope Starsports show Tammy vs Sandra match today.

xin_hui
Jun 24th, 2004, 08:48 AM
this happened 2 days ago i think
NIRU said that serena is the no. 1 player in the world
which planet does she live on?
i hate starsports, NIRU and vijay.... HELP!
i hate vijay more! they almost showed his "classic" match yesterday!:mad:

Greenout
Jun 24th, 2004, 09:27 AM
this happened 2 days ago i think
NIRU said that serena is the no. 1 player in the world
which planet does she live on?
i hate starsports, NIRU and vijay.... HELP!


Hi Moby. I'm kind of glad our BOSS and the Gato
aren't at WIMBLEDON because I hate it when
VJ, Niru and Allen Wilkens keeps on calling them
"CLAY COURTERS!".


:tape:

Greenout
Jun 24th, 2004, 03:27 PM
Oh- so they showed some decent matches today. Sly Farina,
Amelie, the ending of Shinobu, the Capster and the end of Dinara.

I hate Niru! The only nice thing she could say about Shinobu was
that "she's had a decent enough year". :tape:

Let me see, Niru according to the ITF data base was ranked as high
as 147 in 1997!!!!!! This means that Shinobu, Morigami and Obata Saori
have had far superior careers than she could ever have dreamed of!
:rolls:

No wonder she's rather non-chalent when talking about the Japanese
players. :p

xin_hui
Jun 24th, 2004, 03:33 PM
I CANT STAND STARSPORTS!


to date, they have only shown 1 game of hewitt's match! and the way things are going, they WILL NOT show his 2nd round match!!!!

peanuts
Jun 24th, 2004, 03:46 PM
Oh- so they showed some decent matches today. Sly Farina,
Amelie, the ending of Shinobu, the Capster and the end of Dinara.


the only reason they showed farina and the raymond match is because
they are playing against chinese players...its funny how much more matches
of other asian players are shown ever since paradorn lost...these chinese players should thank karlovic for sending vj's favorite home ;)

i have a feeling they'll be showing the goran match until the end...

peanuts
Jun 24th, 2004, 03:49 PM
i like watching the men play but their matches seemed
to go on forever...i don't know if i can wait for the goran match to end...
its almost midnight in here and i just want to go to sleep :yawn:

Greenout
Jun 24th, 2004, 04:09 PM
the only reason they showed farina and the raymond match is because
they are playing against chinese players...its funny how much more matches
of other asian players are shown ever since paradorn lost...these chinese players should thank karlovic for sending vj's favorite home ;)

i have a feeling they'll be showing the goran match until the end...


I know...knock on wood for all those Chinese girls being in the
draw this year. :rolls:

They were overly complementary. I don't think they're that good.
You know who's pretty good, the Korean player Cho. I like her.

xin_hui
Jun 24th, 2004, 04:29 PM
peng shuai's not that good

but that taipei guy who played roddick, he's good!

Greenout
Jun 24th, 2004, 04:31 PM
peng shuai's not that good

but that taipei guy who played roddick, he's good!


Yeah. The Taipei guy was pretty good.

King Aaron
Jun 24th, 2004, 04:52 PM
I don't think I've regretted missing Wimbledon yet. ;)

peanuts
Jun 25th, 2004, 09:49 AM
I know...knock on wood for all those Chinese girls being in the
draw this year. :rolls:

They were overly complementary. I don't think they're that good.
You know who's pretty good, the Korean player Cho. I like her.
i think VJ and the gang are afraid of pissing off 99% of their viewers :lol:

i don't remember seeing Cho play but among asian players, the Japanese are the most deserving of TV time :D

the taiwanese guy wasn't that bad ;)

xin_hui
Jun 25th, 2004, 10:21 AM
but u know, i think only taiwan, thailand are the countries that have players playing, and are broadcasted by starsports. i dont think japan is:confused:

peanuts
Jun 26th, 2004, 04:22 AM
but u know, i think only taiwan, thailand are the countries that have players playing, and are broadcasted by starsports. i dont think japan is:confused:
they show the japanese players quite a lot...the only problem is, with the exception of sugiyama most of them have lost already..i've seen an asagoe and morigami match...

i was wondering why didn't they show the hewitt-ivanisevic match yesterday...its was on centre court and they've been showing a lot ivanisevic match...they showed the (BORING) rusedski-schuettler match instead...i mean this was goran's last match on centre court..how can rusedski's match be more important than that?? is it because he represents england? he's not even really british...

bubble
Jun 26th, 2004, 05:51 AM
they show the japanese players quite a lot...the only problem is, with the exception of sugiyama most of them have lost already..i've seen an asagoe and morigami match...

i was wondering why didn't they show the hewitt-ivanisevic match yesterday...its was on centre court and they've been showing a lot ivanisevic match...they showed the (BORING) rusedski-schuettler match instead...i mean this was goran's last match on centre court..how can rusedski's match be more important than that?? is it because he represents england? he's not even really british...
Exactly, I had the same thoughts too... Funny, they used to be quite pro-Hewitt in the past few years.. Now suddenly, they are snubbing the potato? Really, not ot show Goran's last ever tennis match is really too much ...

Good thing they made it up by telecasting sharapova vs Hantuchova last night... :)

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 06:49 AM
Oh...I didn't know that. I went to sleep. Watched the repeat of Sharpy
vs Dani just a half hour ago. It wasn't the blockbuster it was billed up to
be. I guess after the incredible Venus-vs-Sprem, every match will seem
dull.

Nick Halling isn't too bad of a commentator; but he went overboard
saying that Sharpy could be a finalist next week. :p He's ok with
Louise P. I wonder if Louise requested not to be stuck with either
VJ or Niru because they're too stupid and she can't concentrate on the match?. :lol:

peanuts
Jun 26th, 2004, 08:57 AM
Exactly, I had the same thoughts too... Funny, they used to be quite pro-Hewitt in the past few years.. Now suddenly, they are snubbing the potato? Really, not ot show Goran's last ever tennis match is really too much ...

Good thing they made it up by telecasting sharapova vs Hantuchova last night... :)
ya they seem to be snubbing hewitt's matches...even if that was the case, they still should have shown that match just to show some respect to the former champion abt to have his swan song...they did it to navratilova and it was only on court 3...

there is no way they would missed that sharapova match..not even if VJ's son is playing at court 20 :p maria is very popular in asia especially in japan ;)

xin_hui
Jun 26th, 2004, 09:02 AM
yes! they are totally snubbing hewitt!

for his 3 matches, they've shown a total of 4 games, thank u very much:rolleyes:

they've never really liked him, at least vijay doesnt:rolleyes:

and they didnt show his match with goran! i wanted to kill them when they wouldnt leave that rusedski match...:fiery:

peanuts
Jun 26th, 2004, 09:10 AM
Oh...I didn't know that. I went to sleep. Watched the repeat of Sharpy
vs Dani just a half hour ago. It wasn't the blockbuster it was billed up to
be. I guess after the incredible Venus-vs-Sprem, every match will seem
dull.

Nick Halling isn't too bad of a commentator; but he went overboard
saying that Sharpy could be a finalist next week. :p He's ok with
Louise P. I wonder if Louise requested not to be stuck with either
VJ or Niru because they're too stupid and she can't concentrate on the match?. :lol:
ya the sharpy match wasn't exactly a classic...the girl simply demolished dani...i should have just went to sleep and watch the repeat...

i know the commentators are not as bad as VJ and Niru but i have to say
i was a little annoyed as they can't seem to stop singing praises for her...

and ya nick was a bit exagerrated to say maria would reach the finals...lets get to the semis first, ok? :p

the way they are talking abt her you'd think she was beating
serena williams ;) but anyways maria played great tennis :D

peanuts
Jun 26th, 2004, 09:14 AM
and they didnt show his match with goran! i wanted to kill them when they wouldnt leave that rusedski match...:fiery:
:lol: :lol:
ya what is so important abt this rusedski match? :mad:
thank goodness he lost :tape: ;)

xin_hui
Jun 26th, 2004, 09:25 AM
ya the sharpy match wasn't exactly a classic...the girl simply demolished dani...i should have just went to sleep and watch the repeat...

i know the commentators are not as bad as VJ and Niru but i have to say
i was a little annoyed as they can't seem to stop singing praises for her...

and ya nick was a bit exagerrated to say maria would reach the finals...lets get to the semis first, ok? :p

the way they are talking abt her you'd think she was beating
serena williams ;) but anyways maria played great tennis :D
precisely! it was 1am when i was watching the match, and they almost made me puke out! did they even say anything bad of maria?:rolleyes:

peanuts
Jun 26th, 2004, 11:26 AM
rain delay :yawn: more of VJ and alan wilkins in-depth discussions...sigh...

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 12:11 PM
precisely! it was 1am when i was watching the match, and they almost made me puke out! did they even say anything bad of maria?:rolleyes:

Based on match play and quality of player. Sprem looks more like
the surprise WIMBLEDON finalist than Sharpy. Beating Dani
and playing well isn't the stuff to get me start singing hosanna's. :p

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 12:12 PM
rain delay :yawn: more of VJ and alan wilkins in-depth discussions...sigh...


Roger, blah, blah, he'll be greater than Pete Sampras, blah, blah..



Let's wait until Roger wins 6 WIMBLEDON titles before we
say he'll be greater than Sampras! :tape:

jcman
Jun 26th, 2004, 01:08 PM
rain delay :yawn: more of VJ and alan wilkins in-depth discussions...sigh...
peanuts, are u a russian??
if u are, then how can u receive starsports?
starsports is based in asia (??)
or are u a russian living in asia??

thx karlovic for sending paradorn home..
i cant stand his matches..
everytime they get coverage of tennis, they try to show paradorn...HELP!!!!
in the master series, in the slams....i cant stand paradorn and vj anymore..
and most importantly, they put paradorn into Day 1's poll which ask who will win wimbly....are they dumb??

peanuts
Jun 26th, 2004, 04:03 PM
peanuts, are u a russian??
if u are, then how can u receive starsports?
starsports is based in asia (??)
or are u a russian living in asia??

thx karlovic for sending paradorn home..
i cant stand his matches..
everytime they get coverage of tennis, they try to show paradorn...HELP!!!!
in the master series, in the slams....i cant stand paradorn and vj anymore..
and most importantly, they put paradorn into Day 1's poll which ask who will win wimbly....are they dumb??
no i'm not russian...i just support russia in sports (not only in tennis ;) )
that's why i have their flag :)

peanuts
Jun 26th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Based on match play and quality of player. Sprem looks more like
the surprise WIMBLEDON finalist than Sharpy. Beating Dani
and playing well isn't the stuff to get me start singing hosanna's. :p
exactly :) you know i used to really like maria back last year when
she made it to the fourth round as a wild card but ever since the media
overhyped her, i sort of lose interest...i still like her as a player but would the media please stopped talking abt her as though she had already won
5 grand slams...sprem has beaten the two-time champion venus williams...they should give her as much credit as they do to maria ;)

Greenout
Jun 26th, 2004, 04:15 PM
exactly :) you know i used to really like maria back last year when
she made it to the fourth round as a wild card but ever since the media
overhyped her, i sort of lose interest...i still like her as a player but would the media please stopped talking abt her as though she had already won
5 grand slams...sprem has beaten the two-time champion venus williams...they should give her as much credit as they do to maria ;)


I have this love/hate thing with Maria now. Everytime the
media fawn over her, I want her to lose. Everytime she loses,
I like her again. :lol:

peanuts
Jun 26th, 2004, 04:40 PM
I have this love/hate thing with Maria now. Everytime the
media fawn over her, I want her to lose. Everytime she loses,
I like her again. :lol:
i have a feeling you're not the only one who feels that way towards her ;)

i found myself cheering for dani in the match even though i want maria to win coz given her wide open draw she's probably the russian with the best chance of getting all the way to the second week..nick halling's endless words of adoration for maria had that effect on me ;) :)

xin_hui
Jun 27th, 2004, 01:44 AM
exactly :) you know i used to really like maria back last year when
she made it to the fourth round as a wild card but ever since the media
overhyped her, i sort of lose interest...i still like her as a player but would the media please stopped talking abt her as though she had already won
5 grand slams...sprem has beaten the two-time champion venus williams...they should give her as much credit as they do to maria ;)
i totally agree with u!

peanuts
Jun 27th, 2004, 04:11 AM
i'm afraid maria is starting to become the female equivalent of andy roddick...
lets see if she replicates duck boy's feat and win a slam...she hasn't even won a
tier I event :lol: but the draw has opened up for her...so maybe....just maybe...

oh men how i wish the belgian girls are here, this wimby needs more competition
if they were here we won't have to hear nick say that maria would reach the finals :lol:

jcman
Jun 27th, 2004, 04:24 AM
no i'm not russian...i just support russia in sports (not only in tennis ;) )
that's why i have their flag :)
i support russia too( in every sports)
i simply love the russian athletes

Greenout
Jun 27th, 2004, 08:13 AM
Are they showing WIMBLEDON today?

Greenout
Jun 27th, 2004, 08:15 AM
i'm afraid maria is starting to become the female equivalent of andy roddick...
lets see if she replicates duck boy's feat and win a slam...she hasn't even won a
tier I event :lol: but the draw has opened up for her...so maybe....just maybe...

oh men how i wish the belgian girls are here, this wimby needs more competition
if they were here we won't have to hear nick say that maria would reach the finals :lol:


No, this is so true. If my BOSS or Kimmy were here and played
Sprem or Maria in round 3 or 4, their WIMBLEDON dreams would
have lasted about 40 minutes on CC and court number 1.
Everyone would've just yawned and go on about how the early
rounds are to boring and the Belgians need more competition!
:tape: :p

Greenout
Jun 27th, 2004, 11:17 AM
VJ's fawning over Roger is making me want to throw up my soybean milk!~
Look, the guy has only actually won 2 grand slams, so far. He hasn't
defended his WIMBLEDON title yet, that's next Sunday. How can he
be greater than Sampras if he hasn't even won 5 WIMBLEDON's yet?

(help!!!!!!!!!!)

peanuts
Jun 27th, 2004, 12:13 PM
No, this is so true. If my BOSS or Kimmy were here and played
Sprem or Maria in round 3 or 4, their WIMBLEDON dreams would
have lasted about 40 minutes on CC and court number 1.
Everyone would've just yawned and go on about how the early
rounds are to boring and the Belgians need more competition!
:tape: :p
most probably...they need to get healthy real FAST ;)

VJ is obessing with roger again..i adore roger but even i have to :rolleyes: at the way he was fawning over every shot he makes...

its tim all the way again :mad: must say though i was surprised they showed some of sprem's match.i guess it pays to beat venus williams after all ;)

jcman
Jun 27th, 2004, 12:30 PM
i cant stand VJ anymore :mad:

Greenout
Jun 27th, 2004, 12:35 PM
most probably...they need to get healthy real FAST ;)

VJ is obessing with roger again..i adore roger but even i have to :rolleyes: at the way he was fawning over every shot he makes...

its tim all the way again :mad: must say though i was surprised they showed some of sprem's match.i guess it pays to beat venus williams after all ;)


Well...one of my favorite tv shows is coming up soon, so I'll
be watching LAW and ORDER: Criminal Intent instead of Timmy
"snaggle tooth" Henman. I don't know which is more of a
Crime!!!!!!! ;)

bubble
Jun 27th, 2004, 01:44 PM
Boring Henman.... sigh...
Come on, please finish in straight sets.... He has the uncanning ability to lose a 2set lead and stretch into a five setter... causing us to watch him longer... this has happened many times...

peanuts
Jun 28th, 2004, 01:17 AM
i support russia too( in every sports)
i simply love the russian athletes
cool :yeah: im a big fan of the russian volleyball team ;)

peanuts
Jun 28th, 2004, 01:21 AM
Well...one of my favorite tv shows is coming up soon, so I'll
be watching LAW and ORDER: Criminal Intent instead of Timmy
"snaggle tooth" Henman. I don't know which is more of a
Crime!!!!!!! ;)
LAW and ORDER: Criminal Intent-- that's the first i've heard of that...
i watch LAW and ORDER: Special Victims at StarWorld ;)

peanuts
Jun 28th, 2004, 01:24 AM
Boring Henman.... sigh...
Come on, please finish in straight sets.... He has the uncanning ability to lose a 2set lead and stretch into a five setter... causing us to watch him longer... this has happened many times...
yea i've noticed that too...last night i was practically cheering him on so the match could finish earlier :tape: :lol:

Greenout
Jun 28th, 2004, 11:42 AM
I hate men's doubles! SHIT! Shut up VJ and show some singles
matches "live". Men's doubles is sooo freaking boring. Enuff with
this crap. Show SPREM!!!!!!!!!

peanuts
Jun 28th, 2004, 11:47 AM
I can't believe they're showing men's doubles when the women's
fourth round is going on...this is one of the worst blatant display of biased coverage!!! :fiery: Sprem is playing right now :mad: :mad: :mad:

we don't give a shit if bhupati plays doubles...show the singles!!! :fiery: :fiery:

peanuts
Jun 28th, 2004, 11:54 AM
OMG, alan wilkins just said graf was the last to win 3 wimbledons in 1967...

what an idiot!! :haha: :rolls:

Greenout
Jun 28th, 2004, 12:01 PM
OMG, alan wilkins just said graf was the last to win 3 wimbledons in 1967...

what an idiot!! :haha: :rolls:

That's pretty good for someone who wasn't even born then!
Wow- Steffi! :tape:

Greenout
Jun 28th, 2004, 12:02 PM
Do you think their going to show LD -vs- Vera? WTF!!!!!!!! I hate
INDIAN doubles players! BOOOOOOOOOORinG!

peanuts
Jun 28th, 2004, 12:16 PM
shit!!! lindsay's match has already started...that stupid bhupati is still on! :fiery:

bubble
Jun 28th, 2004, 12:55 PM
fucking shit... where in the world would a major television channel shows a men's doubles match over singles matches ??????

Greenout
Jun 28th, 2004, 02:40 PM
I'm so glad we've got rid of Bhupathi! HURRAH!


Wasn't the Ai-vs-Tammy match pretty good. Ai did her tribute
to Kim Clijsters, kept on running around her backhand and hitting
forehand winners on the lines. :rolls:

peanuts
Jun 29th, 2004, 01:35 AM
I'm so glad we've got rid of Bhupathi! HURRAH!


Wasn't the Ai-vs-Tammy match pretty good. Ai did her tribute
to Kim Clijsters, kept on running around her backhand and hitting
forehand winners on the lines. :rolls:waah!!! bhupati is out :lol: they call it karma you know..
look at what happen to paradorn...its all star sports fault :lol:

i actually like watching Ai's match..she's just so fast, its amazing how
she can retrieve those shots...she can make you believe tennis is
for small people ;)

i hope she gives maria a hard time...hehe...but i'm still hoping for
the lindsay-maria match-up...an ultimate slugfest ;)

peanuts
Jun 29th, 2004, 09:28 AM
thank goodness the paes-martina match is scheduled after the
women's singles! :bounce:

Greenout
Jun 29th, 2004, 10:07 AM
thank goodness the paes-martina match is scheduled after the
women's singles! :bounce:

Knowing our luck they'll go from the 3rd set tiebreaker
of Ai-vs- Maria to give us the first set from the beginning
of Paes/Martina mixed doubles match!!!!

:tape:

OH FU*KING HELL!
It's times like this that Vj is one lucky man it's not Justine's
match he snubbed and shown a Bhupathi men's doubles match.
I swear- I would've been on my Nokia phone wiring money for
an immediate "hit" on VJ and Allen Wilkens by an mysterious
masked man. Sorry, to be so violent; but it's just all too much.
I've sent an e-mail to STAR/ESPN yesterday. :devil:

peanuts
Jun 30th, 2004, 08:15 AM
Knowing our luck they'll go from the 3rd set tiebreaker
of Ai-vs- Maria to give us the first set from the beginning
of Paes/Martina mixed doubles match!!!!

:tape:

OH FU*KING HELL!
It's times like this that Vj is one lucky man it's not Justine's
match he snubbed and shown a Bhupathi men's doubles match.
I swear- I would've been on my Nokia phone wiring money for
an immediate "hit" on VJ and Allen Wilkens by an mysterious
masked man. Sorry, to be so violent; but it's just all too much.
I've sent an e-mail to STAR/ESPN yesterday. :devil:you really sent a letter??! :yeah: did u used some of the things
we posted here?? hehe :devil:

my one gripe yesterday is that they didn't show lindsay and
capster's match live (not even a peek!!)...well i guess its not their fault
that maria is having such a hard time breaking Ai's serve and hitting those forehands to the tramlines :rolleyes:

i was hoping they would leave the match during the second set but
of course it doesn't matter that lindsay and jennifer has won a
combined 6 grand slams. glamour girl is first priority :rolleyes: :mad:

to give maria and ai credit though, their match certainly has more drama
than the other two ;)

xin_hui
Jun 30th, 2004, 09:24 AM
it's mahesh bhupati playing, what do u expect? not show him? it's impossible in vijay's eyes

Greenout
Jun 30th, 2004, 03:17 PM
I couldn't believe it that the previous day, in that stupid "MOMENTS
of THE DAY" segment. They included a senior men's match of VJ's!!!!

:tape:

gaznev
Jun 30th, 2004, 03:42 PM
AARRRGGHH!!!! :fiery:
I ordinarily keep my computer off when there's tennis but the coverage is making me CRAZY!!!!
I want to bomb the whole star sports office.
Hewitt vs Federer is billed as the match of the tournament and I can't believe they sacrificed coverage time to show the first set of Roddick vs Schelken when we already know the result of the 2nd set.
The need for adverts I can understand but showing moments of the day instead of live coverage?!!!
God they make me want to puke blood!

xin_hui
Jul 1st, 2004, 04:19 AM
i already dont care what starsports does anymore.

hewitt is out, and i'm no longer gonna watch wimby:sad:

gaznev
Jul 1st, 2004, 08:28 AM
i already dont care what starsports does anymore.

hewitt is out, and i'm no longer gonna watch wimby:sad:


hey! you're a Hewitt fan too?
Me too, it's the end of Wimbledon for me since Lleyton's out. :sad: Don't really care who wins Wimbledon now as long as it's not Andy Roddick.
Star Sports can continue with their shitty coverage, i'll be watching DVDs.

xin_hui
Jul 1st, 2004, 08:40 AM
hey! you're a Hewitt fan too?
Me too, it's the end of Wimbledon for me since Lleyton's out. :sad: Don't really care who wins Wimbledon now as long as it's not Andy Roddick.
Star Sports can continue with their shitty coverage, i'll be watching DVDs.
yah, i'm a hewitt fan. it was so horrible last night. couldnt sleep after the match:sad:
actually, i want roddick to win, coz i can no longer stand federer

Greenout
Jul 1st, 2004, 10:40 AM
Come on ..it's ladies semi final day. AM -vs- Serena is the bigger
better match. Just wait and see. I have a hunch LD will just school Maria
back to the cute girls table back in the player lounge/cafe. ;)

xin_hui
Jul 1st, 2004, 03:18 PM
i cant stand niru anymore!:fiery: going on and on abt how good sharapova is..:fiery:


i miss the belgian girls, if they were here, sharapova wouldnt have gone so far:mad:

gaznev
Jul 2nd, 2004, 03:38 AM
Come on ..it's ladies semi final day. AM -vs- Serena is the bigger
better match. Just wait and see. I have a hunch LD will just school Maria
back to the cute girls table back in the player lounge/cafe. ;)

Sorry, I just can't watch Sharaprova play, I'll have to mute my tv, her grunts REALLY irritate me.
I might catch some of the 2 finals on channel i but I really can't stand anymore of the star sports coverage :(

gaznev
Jul 2nd, 2004, 03:41 AM
yah, i'm a hewitt fan. it was so horrible last night. couldnt sleep after the match:sad:


Hehe, just the opposite for me. I wanted to watch the Portugal vs Holland match but I knew I'd keep brooding abt Hewitt's loss if I stayed up so I forced myself to sleep :p

xin_hui
Jul 2nd, 2004, 04:48 AM
Sorry, I just can't watch Sharaprova play, I'll have to mute my tv, her grunts REALLY irritate me.
I might catch some of the 2 finals on channel i but I really can't stand anymore of the star sports coverage :(
i mute her match because i cant stand the commentators

Greenout
Jul 2nd, 2004, 05:28 AM
The matches were good, the commentary was horrendous!!!!!!!!

Niru and Halling didn't have one insightful thing to say about
anything Sharpy or LD were doing on court. In fact they got
alot of their data incorrect about LD and Sharpy.

Louise P and VJ were just as bad during AM -vs- Serena.
I stopped watching because Louise had nothing positive to
say about Amelie at all in the first set. It was too depressing,
and then what happens when I leave me TV set to brush my teeth
- AM takes the first set!!!!!!!!!!!!! :tape:

They really ruined the matches, with their irksome biased
or stupid comments!!!!!!!!!

On one of those rainy days- ESPN/STAR showed a couple of
matches with David Mercer, and Tracy Austin commentary. Now
that was good. They knew all the facts, they know the people,
they know the coaches, and know the players. It wasn't the
usual crap "hearsay" or "interviews" they read like VJ, Niru, Louise,
and that idiot Allen Wilkens!!!!!!!!

peanuts
Jul 2nd, 2004, 08:18 AM
yeah i agree tracy's commentary was certainly better than niru...not only were they horrendous, they're also boring :yawn:

lindsay lost :sad: i don't really care much anymore on who wins on the ladies...
it was so sad...it might be her last wimby...i still can't believe she let that lead slip away...the only comfort that i could get with maria getting on the finals is that she's russian...at least the russian revolution continues but its still not enough to accept that lindsay lost :sad:

oh well its a good thing amazing race is starting next week