Anonymous tennis fan criticises Australian Open commentators with hilarious letter

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In today's age, it is not uncommon for broadcasters to receive letters of complaints about their coverage and quite even the smallest of things can trigger an angry reaction from those watching the world's biggest sporting events at home.

That's been no different during this year's Australian Open coverage.

However, Eurosport's Australian Open commentators have revealed a bizarre complaint they received from a tennis fan who has voiced their concerns on the dialogue throughout the tournament matches thus far.

The hilarious letter was read out live on air by tennis legend Frew McMillan, who recited the document about the troubles the coverage was provoking in their household.

“Something must be done about the tennis commentary at this year’s Australian Open," the letter starts.

"It’s got to the point where every time our pet dog is crossing the room and hears a particularly inane comment on the Australian Open coverage, he turns to us, rolls his eyes, and then cocks a leg and urinates on the screen.“

The South African commentator then finished reading letter whilst in hysterics with co-host Chris Bradnam.

“This is costing us a fortune in carpet cleaner, air freshener, electrician bills and replacement televisions. Also, our four-year-old has started to imitate the dog.”

The letter certainly gave television viewers a good laugh whilst Rafael Nadal made short work of his opponent Matthew Ebden.

The Spaniard dispatched the world No. 48 in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 and cruises into the third round, where he plays the 27th seed, Alex De Minaur of Australia.

Rafa looks in fine form as he aims to capture his second Australian Open and 18th Grand Slam title, inching ever closer to Roger Federer’s mark of 20.

Kevin Anderson and Domonic Thiem both suffered shock defeats in the early rounds of the tournament, with the talented Austrian explaining his whole body had been hurting and he had been feeling weak throughout the match.

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