Tennis Forum banner

41 - 58 of 58 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
813 Posts
<img src="http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/spit.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Spit" class="inlineimg" />
Rothenberg and Nguyen are so messy. They want to be seen as professional but usually act like internet trolls. And he should grow a thicker skin. He and Nguyen attack players often (or did). If they can dish it out they should be able to take it.
Thank you. They remind me of 2 ruffled chickens sitting on the perch and quacking around
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,484 Posts
Sven acting like a child.

This was not an offensive tweet by Ben. Just disagree if you must, and keep it moving.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,920 Posts
I don't understand how Ben's editors allow him to continue his quest to be Chief Hot Take Artist for tennis. You'd think the New York Times of all outlets would ask him to stop.

That said, I don't see why he shouldn't be able to block whoever he wants to. It could get in the way of his reporting, but it's his decision.
 

·
She's coming for your faves wigs
Joined
·
18,285 Posts
First round match vs Quaterfinal match. big difference

Also i dont think it's about the amount of games won, Serena lost 0-6, 0-6 to Konta and didn't get fined.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,476 Posts
Don't agree with Ben's tweets but Sven seems to have had it for him :facepalm: Nothing wrong in blocking a bully :shrug:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
384 Posts
I don't understand how Ben's editors allow him to continue his quest to be Chief Hot Take Artist for tennis. You'd think the New York Times of all outlets would ask him to stop.

That said, I don't see why he shouldn't be able to block whoever he wants to. It could get in the way of his reporting, but it's his decision.
Um NYT is full of baity hot takes. See Maggie Haberman
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
660 Posts
I don't understand how Ben's editors allow him to continue his quest to be Chief Hot Take Artist for tennis. You'd think the New York Times of all outlets would ask him to stop.

That said, I don't see why he shouldn't be able to block whoever he wants to. It could get in the way of his reporting, but it's his decision.
He still works as a freelancer unlike Chris Clarey, since his family is rich and has allowed him to be able to pay his way to tournaments without the Times having to fund him.

ROTTENberg and Courtney, still somehow a WTA insider despite her transphobic tweets and views on Francesca Schiavone, are prime reasons why tennis is sadly in a niche, clique level.

Hacks like these two shouldn't be "prominent journalists." But instead, they are indeed that, thanks in part to Wertheim and his own hackish self.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
660 Posts
Sven was sticking up for player in David Goffin, who has a tremendous reputation in the ATP locker room as being as professional as there can be.

You have, sadly, a "prominent" tennis journalist basically accusing David Goffin of "tanking."

That's a MASSIVE charge (with no clear proof other than scoreboard) for anyone to make, yet alone a "journalist" like Rottenberg and threat to his prize money, which is HUGE as a Slam quarterfinalist.

Meanwhile, Bernard Tomic's best surface has always been grass. He made the Wimbledon quarterfinals at 18 (and played Djokovic real tight in a fun 4th setter) and should always be, at least, a tough player to play against on grass. Tomic should NEVER get crushed by anybody on grass, let alone in the first round.

It was completely shameful again that Tomic went out in the first round like that again.

Clearly Rottenberg was indeed watching too much Eurovision, since it has further blinded his vision to actually see things properly.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
245 Posts
He still works as a freelancer unlike Chris Clarey, since his family is rich and has allowed him to be able to pay his way to tournaments without the Times having to fund him.

ROTTENberg and Courtney, still somehow a WTA insider despite her transphobic tweets and views on Francesca Schiavone, are prime reasons why tennis is sadly in a niche, clique level.

Hacks like these two shouldn't be "prominent journalists." But instead, they are indeed that, thanks in part to Wertheim and his own hackish self.
What about Schiavone ?Can you tell more i must have missed it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,591 Posts
To be honest it's really obvious when you know it's Ben or Courtney asking a question during an interview: they try to sound smart with what they think are well-crafted questions, but it just comes across as pretentious and self serving, rather than really trying to get to know the player. Yep, the intellectual snobbery is strong with these two, and this is coming from someone with a PhD lol.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Silent Bird
41 - 58 of 58 Posts
Top