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Greenout
Aug 27th, 2003, 08:34 AM
I've tried to stay up and watch STAR/ASIA"s coverage
and I'm surprised. What happened? Did our hostile
e-mails work? LOL. Alot of focus on Asian players,
evening mentioning Japanese players as Asian players,
more women's matches, and yes- even less Niru!!

HURRAH!!!

jirobkk
Aug 27th, 2003, 09:10 AM
I've tried to stay up and watch STAR/ASIA"s coverage
and I'm surprised. What happened? Did our hostile
e-mails work? LOL. Alot of focus on Asian players,
evening mentioning Japanese players as Asian players,
more women's matches, and yes- even less Niru!!

HURRAH!!!

Big thanks to Star sport :worship:

On Monday 25 they showed Tammy vs Grande the whole match.
On Tuesday 26 they did the same, they showed Paradorn vs Saulnier plus Chang vs Gonzo match.

Today Tammy vs Schnyder match will be the first match at court 11, it will start at 11:00 am. Hope they will be doing the same.

:bounce: :kiss: :bounce:

jacs
Aug 27th, 2003, 10:27 AM
star has been weird here in the philippines. we dont have any commentary at all! something must have conked out with our audio

xin_hui
Aug 27th, 2003, 10:38 AM
our coverage has improved ?:eek:
yeah, there's an asian fest going on which i cant stand...having to wacth tammy over rubin, srichaphan over henin-hardenne, and very likely, tammy over momo today...
i think it is too asian centered(or thai centered). i also have to sit through vijay fawning over paradorn :mad: :mad:

köj-è
Aug 27th, 2003, 10:48 AM
yeah when they show Angie!! :hearts:

spyro
Aug 27th, 2003, 12:14 PM
Angie already lost right ... :( i think they wont show the double match, cause too many single match to show.... ;)

I like Starsport Asia, they show the Open from Morning to Evening :)

Rising Sun
Aug 27th, 2003, 03:19 PM
Lucky guys...
I'd much rather see the Asian players over the Aussie men over here... :rolleyes:

moby
Aug 27th, 2003, 04:41 PM
our coverage has improved ?:eek:
yeah, there's an asian fest going on which i cant stand...having to wacth tammy over rubin, srichaphan over henin-hardenne, and very likely, tammy over momo today...
i think it is too asian centered(or thai centered). i also have to sit through vijay fawning over paradorn :mad: :mad:


hear! hear!

spyro
Aug 27th, 2003, 04:47 PM
That's why its called Starsports Asia, not Eurosports or something... because we (Asian) prefer too see asian player to play

jirobkk
Aug 27th, 2003, 05:55 PM
That's why its called Starsports Asia, not Eurosports or something... because we (Asian) prefer too see asian player to play

:worship: :kiss: :worship:

ashwu
Aug 27th, 2003, 07:44 PM
love star sports :)
here, mms://61.184.189.198/starsport

Greenout
Aug 28th, 2003, 07:13 AM
I don't expect the Asians to make it beyond further
than the 4th round- so what's wrong in showing them
during the first week? I love Amelie, but she hasn't
played a quality player yet. Patty vs Tammy seemed
more interesting on paper; to bad it was just one of
those days for Patty. Yup, she didn't really get into it. LOL.

I want to see more Justine Henin;but VJ doesn't like
her ever since she snubbed him for an interview a
couple a while back. ROTF. I'm not surprised they
have been showing Paradorn over Justine. Still
less NIRU is something to cherish!!!!!!!! :)

xin_hui
Aug 28th, 2003, 08:52 AM
today, i'll definitely be getting another dose of love affair, having to watch srichaphan over hewitt...i swear its an agrement as to why the thai players are forever playing 1st up on televised courts :mad:
sorry, but i just need to get my anger out!!!
oh and anyone notice that georgina chang girl? can someone tell her to stop showing off her cleavage? :rolleyes:

King Aaron
Aug 28th, 2003, 03:16 PM
I think it's good that they're showing more Asian players but I'm bummed that they favour Asian matches more than competitive matches like Jelena vs. Mary.

They already showed Paradorn's first match, give me a chance to watch Jelena. :sad:

Og and it's great that Niru's not talking that much but Vijay needs to shut it sometimes too.

xin_hui
Aug 28th, 2003, 03:25 PM
I think it's good that they're showing more Asian players but I'm bummed that they favour Asian matches more than competitive matches like Jelena vs. Mary.

They already showed Paradorn's first match, give me a chance to watch Jelena. :sad:

Og and it's great that Niru's not talking that much but Vijay needs to shut it sometimes too.

exactly, that;s my point! its paradorn, paradorn, paradorn, when there are more competitive matches going on, like the jelena-mary match! and paradorn's matches always take forever :mad:

jirobkk
Aug 28th, 2003, 03:31 PM
:kiss: :kiss: paradorn, paradorn, paradorn :kiss: :kiss:

:bounce: :wavey: :bounce: :wavey: :bounce: :wavey:

Greenout
Aug 29th, 2003, 03:22 AM
Well...they did show the 3rd set of Mary vs Dokic.
I'm tired of Paradorn;but I have no complainst about
Tammy vs Daniela as the opening 7pm night session
match on center court!!! : )

ashwu
Aug 29th, 2003, 03:42 AM
well... now i hate star sports :(

Rising Sun
Aug 29th, 2003, 03:43 PM
today, i'll definitely be getting another dose of love affair, having to watch srichaphan over hewitt...i swear its an agrement as to why the thai players are forever playing 1st up on televised courts :mad:
sorry, but i just need to get my anger out!!!
oh and anyone notice that georgina chang girl? can someone tell her to stop showing off her cleavage? :rolleyes:
You should come to Australia then. Plenty of Lleyton Hewitt on TV here... :rolleyes: :mad:

BTW, who is Georgina Chang? :confused:

King Aaron
Aug 29th, 2003, 04:52 PM
exactly, that;s my point! its paradorn, paradorn, paradorn, when there are more competitive matches going on, like the jelena-mary match! and paradorn's matches always take forever :mad:
Yup. :mad: He did manage to win quickly yesterday giving me a chance to catch some action of Jelena. ;)

King Aaron
Aug 29th, 2003, 04:54 PM
Well...they did show the 3rd set of Mary vs Dokic.
I'm tired of Paradorn;but I have no complainst about
Tammy vs Daniela as the opening 7pm night session
match on center court!!! : )
Their entire coverage of Jelena vs. Mary don't even match up to a set. End of second set and end of third set. That's about it.

King Aaron
Aug 29th, 2003, 04:56 PM
BTW, who is Georgina Chang? :confused:

She's a new weather girl they hired. And yeah she does show her cleavage a little too much. ;)

xin_hui
Aug 30th, 2003, 02:41 AM
it was worse at wimby, when paradorn's matches really took forever :mad:
and guess who's playing first on grandstand today? :rolleyes:

danielrosario
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:52 AM
it was worse at wimby, when paradorn's matches really took forever :mad:
and guess who's playing first on grandstand today? :rolleyes:

uh-oh. Paradon?
I'm also tiring of him... It's getting to be like their compulsive coverage of Henman at Wimby.

Yesterday they hardly showed any women's matches.
Today doesn't seem too promising either.

Ruski
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:25 AM
Very good for you people out in Asia!!! :)

Vut
Aug 30th, 2003, 07:30 AM
Thank you STAR Sport ASIA :) for Asian player match :hearts:

xin_hui
Aug 30th, 2003, 08:33 AM
uh-oh. Paradon?
I'm also tiring of him... It's getting to be like their compulsive coverage of Henman at Wimby.

Yesterday they hardly showed any women's matches.
Today doesn't seem too promising either.

yeah exactly..its just like henmania with BBC and andymania with ESPN

Greenout
Aug 30th, 2003, 11:15 AM
Oh No...more Paradorn tonight. I'm pissed and
to add insult to injury coverage starts a half hour
later due to English Football!! Phmmffffmp!J!!!!

King Aaron
Aug 30th, 2003, 03:46 PM
They are literally worshipping him. :rolleyes:

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 03:50 PM
Well since Star Sports Asia is broadcasted throughout Pan-Asia (minus Japan) including Thailand, it's not surprising they'd show Paradorn. What would the Thai public say if they skipped Paradorn's match to show something else? :confused:

BTW, may I ask why some of you can't stand Niru's commentating? :confused:

King Aaron
Aug 30th, 2003, 03:59 PM
But not all people want to watch Paradorn. I mean must every other country tolerate watching all of his matches just because Thai people want to?

It's just bad. She rarely makes any good comments. True she is a player herself but come on, some of the things she says are :rolleyes:.

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:02 PM
But not all people want to watch Paradorn. I mean must every other country tolerate watching all of his matches just because Thai people want to?

It's just bad. She rarely makes any good comments. True she is a player herself but come on, some of the things she says are :rolleyes:.
Well apart from Thailand, there are no other Asian countries left represented in the men's draw, is there? :)

As for Niru, I hope you won't stop supporting her as "a player".

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:04 PM
Well apart from Thailand, there are no other Asian countries left represented in the men's draw, is there? :)

As for Niru, I hope you won't stop supporting her as "a player".
Well in Australia, they're focussing on the Aussie players. In Star Sports Asia, what do you expect them to focus on (not including the Japanese players of course)? ;)

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:06 PM
Well in Australia, they're focussing on the Aussie players. In Star Sports Asia, what do you expect them to focus on (not including the Japanese players of course)? ;)
Not all people in Australia want to watch Hewitt & Philippoussis, but that's inevitable I guess...

xin_hui
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:09 PM
But not all people want to watch Paradorn. I mean must every other country tolerate watching all of his matches just because Thai people want to?

It's just bad. She rarely makes any good comments. True she is a player herself but come on, some of the things she says are :rolleyes:.

yes, i agree. they shouldnt make the sweeping assumption that every single asian wants to watch parardorn, it is just thailand. i think we havent missed a single second of his matches yet :rolleyes: we want to watch matches that involve top players.

and abt niru, she's damn rude about some players. she always calls spanish players journeywomen who can only play on clay, and yesterday, referred to maria elena camerin as "that cameron girl" :rolleyes:

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:13 PM
yes, i agree. they shouldnt make the sweeping assumption that every single asian wants to watch parardorn, it is just thailand. i think we havent missed a single second of his matches yet :rolleyes: we want to watch matches that involve top players.

and abt niru, she's damn rude about some players. she always calls spanish players journeywomen who can only play on clay, and yesterday, referred to maria elena camerin as "that cameron girl" :rolleyes:
I'm sure many of Asians don't want to see Paradorn, but it seems the majority do... :confused:

They can't please the minority who don't.

I really can't stand watching Hewitt & Philippoussis, but since it's what most Aussies want to watch, I'll have to make do with it. :rolleyes:

ashwu
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:49 PM
ok, now i have to say, starsports really sucks!!!

Greenout
Aug 31st, 2003, 05:38 AM
Oh- Just lose already Paradorn and save us
the broadcast time for women's matches!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nicky2002
Aug 31st, 2003, 05:56 AM
Darker ...

Well said matey! :worship:

I hope they will telecaste Tammy vs Momo.

____________________
Yeah, I love Tim "Tam"

Nicky2002
Aug 31st, 2003, 06:01 AM
Oops! .... Did I just call you Darker?

Cheese 'n rice! Sorry, I meant Danker. (How embarassing)


____________________
Yeah, I love Tim "Tam"

spyro
Aug 31st, 2003, 08:41 AM
Love ya Starsports Asia :kiss:

SerialKiller#69
Aug 31st, 2003, 01:19 PM
Honestly though it becomes annoying when I get stucked watching these Asian players when there was a Mary-Jelena match ups. I can tolerate watching Tamarine because she actually played well but c'mon, Angie vs Momo?!

bis2806
Aug 31st, 2003, 01:29 PM
Angie was just bad on that day.. trust me.. i've not seen her play that poor in my life!!!

whiteplains
Aug 31st, 2003, 01:36 PM
I love starsports asia...we ge their feed her in the office...i just love getting a diff perspective than usa's

jirobkk
Aug 31st, 2003, 05:03 PM
Angie was just bad on that day.. trust me.. i've not seen her play that poor in my life!!!

Don't blame her. :sad:
Momo was too good on that day, IMO. She hit the ball so well, she moved Angie around and forced Angie to make unforced error. I think Angie gained a lot of experience from that match.
Better luck next time, Angie :kiss:

King Aaron
Aug 31st, 2003, 05:47 PM
Sure we would like to watch Asian matches and all but not every single day with the same person. I wouldn't mind if they showed Paradorn's match today, Tammy's tomorrow, then Ai's the day after and so on. But they only focus on Paradorn and Tammy. We're lucky Prakash Amritraj (Is that the spelling? :p) isn't playing. If there are more interesting matches involving other players, I'm sure they can show that instead of Paradorn playing a boring straight set match win. For instance Jelena vs. Mary.

Niru, don't get me started on what she has said before. :rolleyes: When she criticizes some of the players in the Top 100, I feel like asking her where she's ranked.

Shana
Aug 31st, 2003, 09:34 PM
NO TAMMY-MOMO!!!!!!!!
that i was waiting for!!!!!
SUCK!

xin_hui
Sep 1st, 2003, 01:16 AM
yeah, i mean, i dont mind it if they alternate between all the asian players, but they dont! it's specifically only paradorn!
and i agree abt the prakash match. i had to bloody seat through his match last year! :fiery:

moby
Sep 1st, 2003, 01:56 PM
lol... i was ROTF yesterday when niru couldnt get that ball through the hoops

and when she started about her doubles match against venus and serena ... lol... seriously, i'll never forget the time she mentioned how proud she was of a point where she traded backhands with venus and won... because venus made the error

Greenout
Sep 1st, 2003, 02:26 PM
Get over it Niru!! LOL I'm tired of hearing how
she played with Kim too. As if Kim even remembers
some stupid doubles match ages ago.

King Aaron
Sep 1st, 2003, 02:40 PM
Damn! I was staying up for the Momo-Tammy match and guess what? They ended the broadcast. :mad:

xin_hui
Sep 1st, 2003, 03:15 PM
Get over it Niru!! LOL I'm tired of hearing how
she played with Kim too. As if Kim even remembers
some stupid doubles match ages ago.
yeah, i think she has said this a million times. she never fails to mention that kim sometimes seems to go into a zone of her own and played so badly (its just niru trying to prove that she saved the day) :o

Greenout
Sep 6th, 2003, 01:18 AM
:devil: :fiery: :devil: :tape:


Ok- I can't hold back anymore. (Watch out here it comes..)


Niru!! You F*cking Bitch! Shut the F*cki up already about
Lindsay! We know you don't like her...obviously never did.
So, she slumps...she wears her emotions on her sleeve.
So WHAT!!! Still a 3 grand slam champ, Olympic gold medalist,
number 1 player. Unlike you!! You big DumbAss!. In fact
I'm just sick of your pathetic commentary. How many people
live in India? And all they could come up as a female tennis
commentar is Niru? LMAO!! ENUFF alreayd!!

You better shut up during Justine vs Jenn! I'm coming to
the Star/Asia studios with a crowbar in my fist!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

King Aaron
Sep 6th, 2003, 01:36 PM
Georgina Chang came on as substitute for Niru and she was just as bad in my opinion. :rolleyes:

SerialKiller#69
Sep 6th, 2003, 02:36 PM
LOL at Niru.

By the way, why doesn't Starsports feature women's tournaments?

xin_hui
Sep 6th, 2003, 04:10 PM
Georgina Chang came on as substitute for Niru and she was just as bad in my opinion. :rolleyes:

i totally agree :worship:
she was making such *insightful* comments like, "stay tuned after the break for more of this exciting match", and "justine's up 40-0" :rolleyes:
she could say nothing good, and so just went along with whatever louise plemming said

Greenout
Sep 7th, 2003, 09:16 AM
Oh it was bad alright today.. VJ said the population
of Belgium was 200,000!! What a nimrod!!!!!

Aerien
Sep 7th, 2003, 10:40 AM
Wow, a Niru rant fest.

I actually have a huge problem with Vijay and Niru last year but they toned down a bit this year.

Vijay kept comparing the men's players with his generation and how they did things so much better. He would talk about that the most during Hewitt and Roddick matches. Irritated the hell out of me.

Niru, well now.......
Here is an example of her commentary.
About Jennifer Capriati:
"I don't like her forehand."

Okay.......
And Niru, nobody remembers anymore that you are THE ONLY INDIAN WOMAN TO ADVANCE TO THE SECOND ROUND OF A GRANDSLAM.

Thank you StarSports for bringing in Kathy Rinaldi and Louise Fleming :worship:

SerialKiller#69
Sep 7th, 2003, 12:42 PM
When is Starsports gonna show the men's singles finals? 4 am or 4 pm tomorrow?

And oohh, I'd love to have one of those limited edition Starsports polo shirt.LOL

King Aaron
Sep 7th, 2003, 04:55 PM
:haha: I don't know which one is more ridiculous, Georgina hosting the speed challenge, whatever you call it, or those pathetic prizes they are giving away.

Niru said the population of Belgium is 200,000 and Vijay thought it was around 250,000. :rolleyes:

Star Sports used to show semifinals and finals of the American hard court season and also some of the indoor tournaments a week after they have finished. Now there is nothing. :sad: