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GermanBoy
Jul 5th, 2007, 03:37 PM
Am I the only person who can't stand this Sue Barker? :rolleyes: She is horrible!

I know she was a former player. What were her career highlights?

I think that the mixture of all the old stars commenting is a good thing. I really love that. Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova are always great to listen to.

Although I don't blame Boris Becker and Michael Stich for their English, that is okay and fine, I think both of them come across a bit wooden sometimes.

I really like listening to Tracy Austin. In my opinion she is the best of them all. All her little stories about her career and the past. Things we would have never known otherwise...

:inlove:
Jul 5th, 2007, 03:38 PM
I know she was a former player. What were her career highlights?

Winning a grand slam title. :) Albeit one where the other top 17 players weren't playing. :o
I :hearts: Sue. :inlove:

!<blocparty>!
Jul 5th, 2007, 03:40 PM
Am I the only person who can't stand this Sue Barker? :rolleyes:

Yes.


I know she was a former player. What were her career highlights?

She won the French Open, dumbo.


I really like listening to Tracy Austin. In my opinion she is the best of them all. All her little stories about her career and the past.

:weirdo:

Groenefelder25
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:09 PM
i love the way her and greg rusedski always exchange bitchy comments lol, apparently they dont like eachother that much. shes a good commentator though

Monica_Rules
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:10 PM
Yeah she was the 1976 french open champion and wimbledon semi finalist in 1977. I think she got to #4 in the world.

Demska
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:13 PM
Sue Barker :hearts:

PamShriverRockz
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:17 PM
:speakles:

Sue Barker is a legend!!!

Not only was she a top player, but she's a superb tv presenter, regarded in the business as one of the best. It's a damn difficult job presenting live tv like she does, she's great.

jujufreak
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:19 PM
Am I the only person who can't stand this Sue Barker? :rolleyes: She is horrible!

:fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Wimbledon wouldn't be the same without Sue, I adore her :hearts: :D :hearts:

SelesFan70
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:22 PM
I've never heard her, but I have heard Virginia Wade. I liked her alot.

However, Tracy Austin is the best...although Mary Jo Fernandez has come a very long way and she's my second favorite. She's insightful, and knows of what she speaks! :D

Max565
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:27 PM
I LOVE Sue ! Wimbledon wouldn't be the same without her. :hearts:

She did win the French Open but you don't have to have a great career in order to be a great presenter. ;)

RayRob
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:42 PM
Sue is awesome! Wimbledon without Sue Barker is like WImbledon without Strawberries & Cream....Wimbledon Whites and......rain :rolleyes:

Dave.
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:47 PM
Sue makes Wimbledon special:hearts:

John.
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:48 PM
Sue is fab.

Vamos.
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Sue:worship:

Best live sports presenter on TV. Easily.

And as for Greg Rusedski...GET HIM OFF OUR SCREENS, NOW. He is the worst commentator I have ever heard.

I am not joking when I say I put it on mute when he is on. He is THAT bad. He makes me cringe.

Serval
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Sue's lovely! How could anyone hate her? :sad:

Leopold Stotch
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:52 PM
Am I the only person who can't stand this Sue Barker? :rolleyes: She is horrible!

I know she was a former player. What were her career highlights?

I think that the mixture of all the old stars commenting is a good thing. I really love that. Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova are always great to listen to.

Although I don't blame Boris Becker and Michael Stich for their English, that is okay and fine, I think both of them come across a bit wooden sometimes.

I really like listening to Tracy Austin. In my opinion she is the best of them all. All her little stories about her career and the past. Things we would have never known otherwise...
For a long time Wimbledon coverage had an unbearable air of smarminess to it but they are making it more and more palatable to the masses every year. This years team of commentators and pundits has been absolutely superb. Obviously with such a huge array of personalities you will find one or more that you don't take to. Can't stand Tracy Austin, myself. Doesn't offer anything remotely insightful that the average viewer doesn't already know.

partbrit
Jul 5th, 2007, 04:58 PM
The Brit commentators are SO much better than the American. It is a plasure to listen to them, and I only wish they were on American TV.

GoConchi
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:16 PM
I like Sue!

Have to agree that Rusedski is not very good as a commentator! Dont like Navratilova, Becker and most of all Sam Smith either!

Really like Virgina Wade and Chris Bradnam.

ASP0315
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:20 PM
Sue barker rocks. :yeah:

ASP0315
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:22 PM
The Brit commentators are SO much better than the American. It is a plasure to listen to them, and I only wish they were on American TV.

Agreed. i really hate ESPN and NBC Crew.(with the exception of PMac and Darren Cahill.)

sharapovarulz1
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Sue Barker is a legend leave her alone!

Muffin the Mule
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:30 PM
Sue :angel:
Virginia :worship:
Sam :yeah:
Tracy :D
Martina :yawn:
Durie :rocker2:
Bradnam :haha:
Reed :zzz:
Mercer :explode:
Davies :rocker:
Becker :weirdo:
McEnroe :bowdown:
Cash :banghead: :bolt:
Castle :timebomb:
Connors :ignore:
Rusedski :tape:

chris whiteside
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Sue Barker ISN'T a commentator. She's the BBC anchor link and I think she makes a pretty fine job of it.

LoveFifteen
Jul 5th, 2007, 05:55 PM
I really like listening to Tracy Austin. In my opinion she is the best of them all. All her little stories about her career and the past. Things we would have never known otherwise...

:speakles:

Slutiana
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Yes.



She won the French Open, dumbo.



:weirdo:

:lol:

Sue:worship:

Best live sports presenter on TV. Easily.

And as for Greg Rusedski...GET HIM OFF OUR SCREENS, NOW. He is the worst commentator I have ever heard.

I am not joking when I say I put it on mute when he is on. He is THAT bad. He makes me cringe.

HATE HIM...HATE HIM

My faves are Sue, Sam, Jo Durie and the eurosport commentators...the man commentating on ivanovic vs vaidisova today annoys me tho coz he loves her too much...very biased...he often spends a lot of time talking about their apperances...however, he's still a good commentator

Mikey B
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:05 PM
i love sue! wouldnt be wimbledon without her!!! i dont like the new addition of greg rusedski though... something about him i dont like!!! didnt like him when he was playing and i dont like him while he's commentating!!! bbc always has the best commentators IMO, n what other tournament could hold a tv audience over hours of rain delays?!!

shirley
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:10 PM
Sue is awesome! Wimbledon without Sue Barker is like WImbledon without Strawberries & Cream....Wimbledon Whites and......rain :rolleyes:

That's true :yeah:

Chrissie-fan
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Sue Barker is a Goddess! :worship:

ali
Jul 5th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Am I the only person who can't stand this Sue Barker? :rolleyes: She is horrible!



:speakles:

Sue is a national treasure. How very dare you!

Martian Willow
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:05 PM
I don't know the name of the guy who was commentating on Ivanovic-Vaidisova today, but he is really annoying. Greg Rusedski moves his head in a strange manner when he talks and I think he was the inspiration for Terence and Phillip. Sue Barker was the Paignton Peach.

John.
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:12 PM
I don't know the name of the guy who was commentating on Ivanovic-Vaidisova today, but he is really annoying. Greg Rusedski moves his head in a strange manner when he talks and I think he was the inspiration for Terence and Phillip. Sue Barker was the Paignton Peach.

Chris Bradnam - He can be annoying at times

Especially when he goes on about what the women are wearing :o

V-MAC
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:15 PM
I like Sue!

Have to agree that Rusedski is not very good as a commentator! Dont like Navratilova, Becker and most of all Sam Smith either!

Really like Virgina Wade and Chris Bradnam.

What?! Sam Smith is one of the best commentators out there :worship:
(She said some lovely comments about Vee throughout her match today ;) )

Max565
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:16 PM
I more or less like all the BBC commentators and of course, Sue Barker. But I'm not too sure on Andrew Castle... he could be a great presenter (he's good on GMTV) but he has a limited knowledge of tennis technique and all he's good for is, "Now, Serena Williams has a break point" or "Sharapova, match point!" A bit superficial, imo.

Chrissie-fan
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:23 PM
It's always possible to single out someone for criticism for something he or she might have said, but on the whole I think that the BBC team of Wimbledon commentators is just about the best possible that one can imagine. They are a dream team really, and Sue is a wonderful host. I don't envy the person that will take her place in the (hopefully distant) future because it's going to be nearly impossible to replace her.

V-MAC
Jul 5th, 2007, 07:26 PM
Talking about Sue, has anyone else heard those rumours that they are gonna sack her after this year? It was in one of the tabloids last week so not the most trustworthy source:o

raquel
Jul 5th, 2007, 11:52 PM
Talking about Sue, has anyone else heard those rumours that they are gonna sack her after this year? It was in one of the tabloids last week so not the most trustworthy source:oI didn't read that but yesterday Martina Navratilova and Billie jean King were in the studio with Sue. They were saying how proud they were of Sue being the anchor of the whole event every year and Martina made a point of saying something about those rumours and how they would be mad to sack Sue. Sue laughed, looked a bit embarrassed and thanked Martina. She obviously didn't expect Martina to say it live on air like that, but good for Martina because she is right. Sue does a great job and does have the career stats to dwarf almost all of the rest of the British team at the BBC. Only Virginia Wade achieved more. When you think of Andrew Castle, Sam Smith (no offence to Sam, she's a good commentator), Annabel Croft etc., at least Sue won a Slam, made some semis and quarters, was in the top 5 and beat all the top names of her time like Martina, Chris, Tracy and the rest.

Craigy
Jul 5th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Jo Durie is my favourite :cool:

Rachel_
Jul 6th, 2007, 12:14 AM
Sue is really good I aways prefer once henman is out as she has a lil obsession thing for him when he's still in.

Greg is soo biased he was licking Hewitts arse today in that match not giving Nole hardly any credit at all. His voice is so annoying too!

Tracy again too biased in favor of Sharapova for me to take seriously.

I love Sam Smith, Jo Durie, Bradman, Jonny Mac and Jimmy Conners.

Astro Jetson
Jul 6th, 2007, 12:26 AM
the only one I can't stand from the bbc commentators is Rusedski. Ugh.... he's so annoyingly. He stresses every last word of his sentences. And he speaks like he's reading a novel.

Max565
Jul 6th, 2007, 01:28 AM
Rusedski speaks too fast and as if he has a mouth full of saliva.

sfselesfan
Jul 6th, 2007, 01:31 AM
Sue is fine. Virgina Wade can bug me. Martina is starting to bug me too.

Virginia is so self righteous.

It was funny though during the Bartoli/Jelena match when she was commenting on how Jelena hits a drop shot then stands there and "admires it" instead of rushing the net. She was so right!

Overall BBC is grade A.

SF

AlwaysGraf
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:47 AM
I like Sue, but I don't like the whole crap we have to endure each year about british players and british tennis.

As for Greg Rusedski-I can't stand him! His whole career was a joke and now so is his presenting. Honestly, he makes me cringe. I can't listen to him.

Wayn77
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:51 AM
The BBC Coverage has been brilliant - ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. :worship: :worship:

Ksenia.
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:54 AM
Why! Sue is nice, i like her :)
And Tracy is my fave :)

Demska
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:55 AM
Jo Durie is my favourite :cool:

No, she is mine. :hearts:

I watched her and Annabel Croft on BBC interactive playing doubles agaisnt Novotna and someone else, and they're so :haha:

Kunal
Jul 7th, 2007, 10:56 AM
bbc usually is up to scratch

GermanBoy
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:41 PM
She won the French Open, dumbo.


Oh do grow up! :rolleyes:

GermanBoy
Jul 7th, 2007, 01:45 PM
She did win the French Open but you don't have to have a great career in order to be a great presenter. ;)

That's true! But as she isn't... :p