Australian Open 2020 will see a versatile range of commentators across various networks. While tennis is exciting for a variety of reasons, a vibrant commentary team doubles the fun.
Play-by-play commentary has been a staple part of tennis. However, there are commentators who add substance to the sport by providing their well-timed one-liners and essential two cents.
Let’s have a look at the top commentators who will partake in the Australian Open 2020.
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Top Commentators For Australian Open 2020
Legendary tennis star McEnroe will be a part of the commentary team of Nine for the Australian Open 2020.
McEnroe is one of the most in-demand broadcasters of the world and has a reputation for being outspoken and brutally honest.You can’t expect McEnroe to hold back if he feels strongly about something and will definitely add to the excitement.
In fact, McEnroe was known to be an outspoken star even when he used to ply his trade on the tennis court. In fact, his skirmishes with the chair umpires are well documented. Talking about his career, he has 77 singles titles which include four US Open and three Wimbledon trophies.
Jim Courier is one of the most experienced broadcasters in tennis. His expert analysis and unparalleled insight help the audiences to understand the nuances of the game. This has the advantage of providing them a chance to look beyond the immediate game.
Courier was ranked No 1 in the world in the year 1992-93. He also won two French Open titles in his 12-year career.
Todd Woodbridge is the newest addition to the broadcasting team of Nine. He’s one of the most successful doubles players in history.
The 48-year-old won 16 major men’s doubles titles including nine Wimbledon titles.
One of his most famous moments as a broadcaster was when Kim Clijsters confronted him on the court for alleging that she was pregnant.
Chrissie Evert joined ESPN in 2011 and will again be joining them for the Australian Open 2020.
She is one of the greatest women’s tennis stars of all time. Evert has won a record six US Open titles among her 18 major titles.
Evert has been the AP female athlete of the year four times. In 1976, she won the Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman of the Year award.
Robby Koenig is one of the most in-demand broadcasters in international tennis. His one-liners have a separate fanbase. Even though he couldn’t achieve much as a tennis player with his greatest achievement being a semifinals berth at the US open of 1998.
He currently works as a tennis broadcaster for a host of TV channels around the world. For Australian Open 2020, we expect him to join Tennis TV.
Cahill will be working with ESPN for the Australian Open 2020. He has been working with ESPN since the year 2007.
Cahill is not just an accomplished tennis player with an entry into the US Open semifinals and the Australian Open doubles final. In his flourishing coaching career, he guided Lleyton Hewitt to becoming the youngest No 1 ranked player.
Cliff Drysdale is one of the veteran broadcasters still plying his business. The South African has been with ESPN since its first tennis telecast in 1979.
As a tennis player, he reached the US Open finals and is a two time Wimbledon and French Open semi-finalist.
The 34-year-old star splits time between playing and acting as a guest analyst for ESPN. She has captured five major doubles titles and an Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles in the year 2016.