Jump to content

The Tennis Thread


Toups

Recommended Posts

  • Members
Just now, DramatistDreamer said:

I clicked on, just in time to see Kerber play an awful tiebreak, lol. I almost felt sorry for Angie (I said almost ) until I remembered that, had it been Venus or Serena, Angie would've been playing 'balls to the walls', relentlessly ruthless tennis. Oh well.

So true!  These women don't give their guts until a Williams is on the other side of that net.  

 

Next up: The Crusher vs Mrs Roboto!  Looks to be a good one!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 10.6k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Soapsuds

    3505

  • Faulkner

    2615

  • ChitHappens

    1520

  • DramatistDreamer

    1905

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

  • Members

Saw a clip on Twitter, what a crack up.  One of the ESPN announcers was going over a leader's list of some kind and reading it and said, Federer and someone was moving up on passing Uh-Vert.  About records or grand slam semis or something.  Uh Vert.  A girl had recorded it and said 'UH VERT!??" and sent it to Chrissie.  And the girl had retweeted it and said, uh, it's EV-ERT and she's kind of your...COWORKER.  Chrissie replied with the laughing so hard/crying Emoji.  Pam Shriver replied...something like...I tried to beat her but she averted my attempts 18 times in a row!  

Where do they get these hosts/announcers?  Anyone else see this?  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Sabalenka/Pliskova is actually reasonably entertaining.

Karolina double-faulted on the first BP on her serve, and it was Sabalenka’s set point.


Aryna’s clutch serving is insane.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
26 minutes ago, ChitHappens said:

Not the result I was hoping for but I never underestimate Sabalenka's desire to whip her own ass 

Indeed. She throws a tantrum and loses the plot. Gotta say, Pliskova is definitely playing (and especially serving) well. Hoping that Barty outsmarts her.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
2 hours ago, Fevuh said:

Saw a clip on Twitter, what a crack up.  One of the ESPN announcers was going over a leader's list of some kind and reading it and said, Federer and someone was moving up on passing Uh-Vert.  About records or grand slam semis or something.  Uh Vert.  A girl had recorded it and said 'UH VERT!??" and sent it to Chrissie.  And the girl had retweeted it and said, uh, it's EV-ERT and she's kind of your...COWORKER.  Chrissie replied with the laughing so hard/crying Emoji.  Pam Shriver replied...something like...I tried to beat her but she averted my attempts 18 times in a row!  

Where do they get these hosts/announcers?  Anyone else see this?  

 

I saw the clip. ESPN doesn't care much about tennis anymore and that clip illustrates this. Once their contracts for Wimbledon and The US Open are up, it wouldn't surprise me if they opt not to extend coverage. I can't stand what they've done to tennis with all the stupid add-ons of their bogus ESPN+ service. I hate Tennis Channel too, which does something similar with Tennis Channel Plus. I wish there were a dedicated, comprehensive streaming service for tennis that you can subscribe to, like Netflix. And then offer subscribers the option to have commentary or no commentary, and keep a few commentators and ditch the rest--maybe hire a few broadcast sports journalists that specialize in tennis and actually studied communications and sports journalism.

Tennis as a sport is going to be in trouble when these world known players all retire. The sport is barely accessible, even as a longtime fan, I feel like it's become too much effort to find regular Tour matches.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
14 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

Hurkacz looked so sharp coming out and has simply fallen apart against Berrettini.

Disastrous!

Why is he serving and vollying? Bad tactics from his dumb ass coach. This first semi is a dud. 

Matteo is pure serve bot.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

I was hoping ESPN would lose the rights to it. 

I'm wondering how bad the ratings will be for it this year. The tournament has been a snooze fest. There hasn't been anything exciting or memorable about it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Berrettini is doing what you are supposed to do when one elite player passes on a Slam and another is on his last leg.  Go for it!!!!!  This should be Medvedev/Zverev/Tits/Theim (injured).  Good for him!  

I really miss Wawrinka

Please register in order to view this content
 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
Posted (edited)

ESPN gets more time to further marginalize tennis through mediocre coverage and subpar commentary.

Yay?

34 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

I was hoping ESPN would lose the rights to it. 

I'm wondering how bad the ratings will be for it this year. The tournament has been a snooze fest. There hasn't been anything exciting or memorable about it.

ABC hasn't been good at covering tennis since the days the Miami Open was called The Lipton.

They better hope they can lure Robin Roberts, or someone who knows an iota about tennis over there.

Edited by DramatistDreamer
What is subpart, auto-correct, Huh?!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy