What a marvellous time in Melbourne. The tennis is happening. While I have little interest in tennis, the tennis authorities maintain my vague interest by tolerance of bad male tennis behaviour and some extraordinary and unsettling noises emitted by female tennis players as they whack the ball. Stop both and get some respect back into the game.
Yes, such a feel good time in Melbourne when the tennis is on. Is it self funding? Perhaps not. The government perhaps pays for the facilities. Well, when the Melbourne car racing Grand Prix is on, all the people who love and go to see tennis, stay at home with their noses held firmly in the air about car racing. The Australian Open doesn't cost us much to put on and generates huge amounts of extra money from visitors. Not so the Grand Prix which is a terrible financial drain on Victorian taxpayers. Why not take the money from the failing Grand Prix and put it into tennis and the Australian Open?
Anyway, a question for you foreign types. If you are overseas and watch the Australian Open, do you get local commentary or take an Australian feed. I hope the former. I know Marie likes tennis. Do you get a BBC commentary feed? Ken and Walt in France, do you listen to it in French or take an English language feed from where? Anyone else?