For all the TT fans, you got to listen to LGL’s comments. I’ve learned a lot and understood the game much better!
I was at the final today - Yeah, the matches were one sided, but to see FzD and ML in their prime was amazing!
Although one of the hightlighrs for me was catching up with Adam Bobrow in the commentary box next to where I was sitting.
What a genuinely super nice guy he is! His commentary should be standard at all events!
Adam is a great commentator but LGL may be the greatest. [...]
On my phone, so apologies for not quoting.
I wasnt in a blue tracksuit - But that guy sounds cool! Haha
In regards to commentary, I actually don’t think having someone speak in a really technical way is the best thing for the game.
LGL would be great to analyse the match afterwards (I can’t think of anyone better), and it would be really insightful for those of us who cared about that aspect of the sport.
if you want to grow the sport, and be entertained during a match, I haven’t heard anyone better than Bobrow!
In fact, LGL is very entertaining, at least for Chinese-speaking people. On one hand, he made funny analogies to explain things (though it may be difficult for people if they don't know Chinese culture, for example, he said ML usually traps his opponent as if he ties a crab before steaming it - it is a Chinese cooking style for crab and I bet if you haven't seen a picture, you cannot get what he meant). In the live streaming you can see him on the screen and see his gestures and facial expressions. On the other hand, he shared insider stories of the players and himself, made fun of them, which brings close those stars to viewers (that's one reason I like Adam as he knows many players in person and wants to share who they really are off the court).
Technical wise, he could detect some difficult spins without seeing replays, or during a rally before the CNT player hit the ball, he shouted "Yes. This point is got." and it did happen because he knew it was at sweet spot. But what impressed me most is that he predicted what the CNT player would do, like serve long/short, or return with flip or push (he would explained the reasons), and when you saw the player did just what LGL said, you feel you outsmart the CNT player with the help of LGL
Here is a piece of news quoting many of his comments on men's final. You can try google translation, but I would say it is quite difficult without knowing Chinese culture and internet slang. It also says, there was 20 million viewership during men's first SF and two finals that he commentated.
Sarrrrcastic ... ; )China would've lost if they fielded him. They're saving him for the WTTC.
Sarrrrcastic ... ; )
So guys ... yet another tournament with one of those scores (just the main draw):
CNT Men - Rest of the World 9 : 0
CNT Women - RotW 9 : 0
As Stewie Griffin would put it: "I don't like it, I don't!"
RotW ... where are you guys ...
Anyone know why Yuya Oshima didnt play?
That. Ueda has been playing really well domestically in the 2nd half of 2017. I understand people would find it awkward unless they have been following the Japanese news.Ueda is the more sophisticated singles player.
Enjoyment-wise, Bobrow is actually better than LGL.I can confirm NDH it is a great experience to be there at the arena and hear Adam's commentary at the same time. Happen to me during Czech Open last year. Although Adam sometimes commented points so loud, it was almost distracting for audience and players - but funny at the same time. It's just that the hall was to small.
Adam it the most enthusiastic commentator I ever heard.
Team Adam Bobrow and Richard Prause worked for me the best so far.
Can we find translation of LGL's comments anywhere?
Enjoyment-wise, Bobrow is actually better than LGL.
The problem I feel with LGL is that his commentary is too insightful, and it takes away my attention from what's really happening in the game. I'm sitting there listening to what he thinks rather than enjoying the matches. My mind is like blank. Ok, I'll just wait for LGL to fill me in on what's happening, what should've happened instead, what's gonna happen, and more often than not, it's gonna happen. There's no suspense. The excitement is gone.
This video is wonderful. I hope we can get Adam's commentary for enjoyment, and GuoLiangs's commentary for learning what he teaches the top players. Wow. CNT would be insane to turn away from GuoLiang. I have never heard any coach do this this well.