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*YAWN*.....their commentating bores me, fascinates, and frustrates me. Cliche phrases I hate:

1. "She's playing within herself right now"

2. "He's keeping his opponent honest"

3. "It's her game to win, and her game to lose"


Any one else?!
 

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My turn!

"that was a bad shot and she knows it"


"experience made the difference"

"he/she's painting the lines"
 

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You don't wanna know about Dutch commentators...

"This never was a match"

"30-30, important point now"
 

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when player x is down matchpoint,

"this is a must win point for player x"

DUH!!!
 

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I think the best comment I ever heard was from Jean-Paul Loth at Roland Garros in the 80's. I think it was a match between Stefi Graf and Cathy Tanvier (most will see : who's that girl :confused: ;) ?).

I usually appreciate Jean-Paul Loth comments but this time he said : "There's only one strategy left now to Cathy : win points) :confused: :confused: .

I am still wondering how he came to that conclusion ;) .
 

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Let's talk about Jean Paul Loth and his friend err the other guy lol :rolleyes:

'40-30!' (on screen: 30-40) they play the point, it's 40-40 and he says: 'game!' (the players keep playing) 'ah no deuce, my bad!' :rolleyes:

or 'ah the ball is out, is it Jean Paul? ah we have to say we cant really see well from here blahblahblahblahhhhhhhhhhh!!'

i cant stand them :D
 

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lol @ Josh ... that's funny.

1."40 all"

I heard that once and was like "have you ever seen a tennis match before?"

2. She has such good hands

3. I think Henin's backhand is the best in the game
4. How many times can you watch Henins backhand
5. You just don't get sick of watchinh Henins backhand
6. blah blah backhand blah
 

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Dahveed, it sounds like the "other commentator" with Jean-Paul Loth is... Thierry Roland ;) .

I was in France for last year RG 1/2 and finals and watched it on tv. I was actually positively impressed with JPL comments. He was trying to give some technical details. However, I seem to remember he would be interrupted by "the other".

I discussed this with someone who is doing some comments as advisor on a cable / satellite channel. He told me that unfortunately, 99% of the spectators are more interested in players' private life than in the technical details of a match :( .

Sad but certainly true.
 

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No, no lol it's not T. Roland, he's commentating football now! It's Michel Drey!!! omg he's so bad lol!

But Thierry Roland used to do the tennis commentary yep.
 

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I was joking when I mentioned Thierry Roland.

OMG, did he really do some tennis commentaries at some stage :eek: :eek: .

It must have been really awful :eek: :eek: :eek: . Lucky I missed it!!!
 

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When a player is facing a breakpoint : She must get her first serve in.They always say that:(
 
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