Unfortunately, since the TSN sports network’s Australian Open feed is from the American sports channel ESPN, the commentary sucks. ESPN has the worst tennis commentators in professional sports.
Mary “has been” Carillo, and Patrick “untalented” McEnroe, talk too much during the points.
Carillo and Patrick McEnroe obtained their jobs at ESPN Television because of their connection to seven time grand slam singles champion John McEnroe.
The nepotism at ESPN Television is hilarious!
Let’s be honest here, what have Carillo and McEnroe accomplished in tennis? Absolutely nothing! Carillo and Patrick McEnroe never reached the top ten in pro tennis.
I think it is disgusting that Carillo and McEnroe are tennis commentators when they were terrible tennis players.
Mary Carillo is a friend of the McEnroe family, she was also a horrible tennis player. Carillo managed to win one grand slam in mixed doubles with John McEnroe at the 1977 French Open. Carillo was a horrible professional tennis player her highest ranking was number thirty three in the world. Mary Carillo is obsessed with Serena.
Carillo’s bias against the Williams Sisters is so irrational, disgusting, and racist. Carillo never gives Venus and Serena the credit they deserve. Venus and Serena are the only American players that are still winning grand slam events.
For instance, at the 2007 Australian Open all Carillo complained about was Serena’s weight.
However, when Serena won the Australian Open two years ago Carillo was silent. Carillo has also been vocal critic of the Williams Sisters for the past decade. Venus and Serena are the only American female players of their generation that are still grand slam contenders.
Hingis, Davenport, Clijsters, Henin, Capriati, Seles are all gone they have retired or are not active on the WTA Tour.
I am shocked more people do not complain to ESPN television about her unprofessional commentary.
Carillo has also made some callous comments about Roger Federer. Remember Roger is a European and not American so Carillo is just bitter.
I guess it must really upset Carillo that the current generation of American male tennis players are just not good enough. Since Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi have retired from men’s tennis the American men have been passed by the Europeans.
Carillo also has a propensity to have harsh words for women’s tennis in general she says a lot of negative comments about the women’s game.
When is Carillo going to come out of the closet and declare she is a lesbian? Carillo tries to act like she’s a “jock”, she is just an ugly masculine butch lesbian.
Patrick McEnroe is only a tennis commentator due to nepotism, since his brother John McEnroe is a seven time grand slam champion. What has Patrick ever accomplished on the tennis court? Patrick is John’s younger brother he is not a champion and he is also a horrible commentator.
McEnroe hypes the American player Andy Roddick even though Roddick has not won a grand slam since September 2003. Does ESPN pay Patrick to exaggerate Roddick’s abilities? Roddick is all serve and that’s it.
It is obvious Roddick is not one the elite players in men’s tennis. Roddick is in the lower half of the top ten because the top players are simply so much better than he is. However, Patrick McEnroe will not acknowledge the obvious that Roddick is just not a factor. ESPN television also hypes up James Blake he has never reached a grand slam semifinal in his entire career.
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