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3.0 out of 5 stars Males you realise how good the BBC is, 21 July 2013
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This review is from: The US Open 2012--Men's Singles Final [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this so that I had some chance of seeing Andy Murray's first Grand Slam win, as I don't subscribe to Sky. It arrived very quickly and was well packaged. My only problem is with the coverage itself. The (US) commentary is unnispiring and the crowd noise does not come across. Its not Amazon's fault, nor the DVD's but it does remind you, if you needed it, how good the BBC is. Of course we now have the Olympics and Wimbledon wins to watch, recorded here by the beeb.
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Initial post: 31 Jul 2013 14:50:55 BDT
Norma says:
For me, the broadcast is almost wrecked by the two US commentators, whose banality is matched only by their extraordinary arrogance. "Luke" (who he?) does at least give the impression that he knows what he's talking about, but to judge from his sneering condescension towards the players, you'd think he'd won every Grand Slam in the last forty years. Almost as bad is the anodyne music played on loudspeakers each time the players change ends. Can't Americans handle silence? Anyway, the answer is obviously to switch off the sound.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2014 19:02:17 GMT
DM Bunny says:
Couldn't agree more ! There are good US commentators out there - John McEnroe, Mary Carillo, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova amongst others but tweedle dum and tweedle dee on this DVD are (as McEnroe would say) - the absolute pits.
Still, it could be worse, imagine having to buy a DVD with that Godawful deplorable Chris Bradnam prattling away with his inane overemphasis on the psychological damage suffered by losing serve when serving for the set "that's got to be huge - the mental baggage they will have to overcome " - shut up Chris and pass Jo a cream cake.
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