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Fri Jul 1, 2016, 03:35 PM

I was watching Serena Williams playing fellow American Christina McHale

and nearly dropped to the ground when I heard the male commentator refer to the American getting the better of Serena.
Serena won 7-6;2-6; 6-4. That's why we need BLM. Serena isn't American enough apparently. Go Serena- we want 22

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Reply I was watching Serena Williams playing fellow American Christina McHale (Original post)
malaise Jul 2016 OP
busterbrown Jul 2016 #1
malaise Jul 2016 #2
busterbrown Jul 2016 #6
malaise Jul 2016 #9
busterbrown Jul 2016 #10
Travis_0004 Jul 2016 #30
KG Jul 2016 #3
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2016 #4
malaise Jul 2016 #5
MousePlayingDaffodil Jul 2016 #7
melman Jul 2016 #8
KG Jul 2016 #11
uponit7771 Jul 2016 #15
malaise Jul 2016 #16
joeybee12 Jul 2016 #12
malaise Jul 2016 #13
joeybee12 Jul 2016 #14
malaise Jul 2016 #19
uponit7771 Jul 2016 #17
malaise Jul 2016 #18
bigwillq Jul 2016 #20
malaise Jul 2016 #21
a kennedy Jul 2016 #33
spanone Jul 2016 #22
malaise Jul 2016 #23
spanone Jul 2016 #24
malaise Jul 2016 #25
a kennedy Jul 2016 #26
malaise Jul 2016 #29
Are_grits_groceries Jul 2016 #27
cherokeeprogressive Jul 2016 #28
Marr Jul 2016 #31
a kennedy Jul 2016 #32

Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 03:42 PM

1. Well she might have..

In the second set.....No?

Serena is the greatest American Female Tennis player ever..by far...

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 03:47 PM

2. No - there were two Americans playing

if he had said McHale was getting the better of Serena, there would be no need for this thread. Christina played her best game ever today.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:13 PM

6. Holy Shit..

Never realized it.. Just thought the commentator didnít know Tennis...

Who was it? Most of the time they are pretty good..Chrissie?

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:32 PM

9. Male commentator

Chrissie would never say that - and they are usually, but not always pretty good.

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Response to malaise (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:36 PM

10. Mcenroe does the color..Always Great..

Play by Play guy not so.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 11:44 PM

30. A tennis fan knows serina is american

 

They may have no clue where mchale is from.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:03 PM

3. international event without flags, an international audience might not know mchale was an american

that would be my take.

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Response to KG (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:06 PM

4. I didn't know, personally; when I came in during the game, I had to look McHale up

It might depend who the commentary was aimed at. If it was an American commentator for an American audience, it might seem odd, but, as you say, for an international audience, to mention the nationality of a less-known player is not at all unusual.

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Response to KG (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:08 PM

5. To say the American implied

that Serena was not American - the younger American would have been fine.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:22 PM

7. Well, I didn't hear the comment . . .

. . . so I suppose I'm in no position to comment. But could it simply be that Serena Williams, having been the best, most dominate female player for so long now, essentially transcends nationality, such that the commentator was taking stock of the then-current situation involving "Serena" (i.e, transcendent "star" versus no-name "American opponent"?

That is, I don't see where this necessarily reflects the commentator thinking of Williams as being "not American enough," so much as her being seen as an international figure. In sport, by the time a great player is known by his or her first name (Serena, Venus, Tiger, Lebron, Michael, Phil, etc.), their identity as an American (or whatever country they may happen to hail from) tends to recede in the minds of many fans and commentator.

Just a thought.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:22 PM

8. No it didn't

 

1. They always talk like that in tennis

2. Everyone in the fucking world knows who Serena Williams is and where she's from.

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Response to melman (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 04:45 PM

11. word.

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Response to melman (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:08 PM

15. BULL FUCKIN SHIT!!! We're commonly known as the other and that's including non American.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:10 PM

16. You have time

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:07 PM

12. Who was the guy?

 

I was watching ESPN before the matches started early this morning and there was some commentator in the studio who I had no idea who he was.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:08 PM

13. I still don't know

If I see the replay I'll check

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Response to malaise (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 07:20 PM

14. I guess the weather has been so bad they're going to have to play on Sunday

 

and the traditional middle Sunday off is, well, off. Roger is the ONLY man through to the 4th round so far...tells you how backed up they are.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:22 PM

19. One of the worst first weeks in ages

rain rain rain!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:10 PM

17. Hmmm, everyone in the tennis community should know Serena is American... this wow...

.. wtf was the commentator thinking

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:21 PM

18. It was a WTF moment for me

Seriously

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:23 PM

20. McHale was, at times, during the match

 

No knock against Serena, but McHale played well.

I hope Serena wins 22.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:24 PM

21. Best match ever for Christina

She played really well. Keys is also playing well.

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Response to malaise (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 11:50 AM

33. She's one of my favorites.......

was sick when she had to play Serena so early in the tournament.........but she had an awesome match. She'll be a better player for that match.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:24 PM

22. i missed that (thankfully) Serena is so good, so much fun to watch..Venus played great today too!!!

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Response to spanone (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:25 PM

23. Man the rain just pelted down when Venus was on match point

Her face told it all

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Response to malaise (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:28 PM

24. what a moment that was! imagine having to re-group! great win.

amazing how quick that rain fell

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Response to spanone (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 08:30 PM

25. With some big a$$ raindrops too

It was unbelievable - her face was like where did that come from????

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 09:07 PM

26. Tom Renaldi or something like that......and he's a new voice in tennis.

Does a lot of other sports, but he's new to tennis.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 10:50 PM

29. Thanks

Yep I did want to

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 10:46 PM

27. Smh..... nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jul 1, 2016, 10:50 PM

28. The American was JUST an American. Serena belongs to the WORLD.

 

Your perspective is skewed.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

31. Where was the commentator from? Was he American, or European?

 

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Response to Marr (Reply #31)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 11:48 AM

32. He's from USA...... eom

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