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Bud Collins, legendary reporter, television commentator, historian and beloved personality will be joining Tennis Channel's Josh Ross on Thursdays to discuss a wide range of topics in the world of tennis.

Collins has gained a reputation for being an authority on the game, its history and the many personalities who contribute to its story. Recognized around the world, Collins is known for his razor-sharp assessments and trademark, custom-made pants, created using fabrics he collects while circling the globe. He has literally written the book on tennis: in 1977 he published the first of four tennis encyclopedias. He has also scripted numerous other books on tennis and tennis players.

Collins is a member of both the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, and has won a wide variety of journalism and sportscast honors as well, including, in 1999, the Red Smith Award, considered the highest accolade in sports writing.

Email Josh with questions for Bud and we will post all the questions we use.

  • March 27, 2008  click to play
    Is Roger Federer in a slump? Can Sampras earn on living on Tour today? Bud answers the questions.  
  • March 6, 2008  click to play
    Bud talks about the Federer/Sampras exhibitions.  
  • February 14, 2008  click to play
    Bud expresses his thoughts on Davis Cup and how the format can be improved.  
  • January 17, 2008  click to play
    We check in with Bud during the first week of the Australian Open.  
  • January 3, 2008  click to play
    Bud looks ahead at some players on the rise for 2008.
  • December 20, 2007  click to play
    Bud's talking Davis Cup, plus find out where he gets those pants.
  • December 6, 2007  
    Bud talks about Roger Federer and weighs in on the best meatches he's ever seen.
  • November 29, 2007   
    Bud discusses his early days as a player and how he got his start in broadcasting.
Bud Collins' looking dapper


  1. Pirate (6/22/2011 2:08:52 PM) 

    Trivia question... I notice while watching old classic matches on Tennis channel that players don't have access to towels between points like ALL players do now.. What player started using towels between points and in what tournament? Were there rules against this?

  2. Pirate (6/22/2011 2:07:48 PM) 

    Love tennis.. have for 30 years, but I can't watch many of the players like Sherapova or the Williams sisters play because of the incessant screaming at every strike of the ball.. It's painful. Eevn my wife tells me to turn the TV off if these players are on. Yes I can turn down the volume then I can't hear the commentators. Over the last few years more and more players (both men and women) are doing this.. Please tell me some sanctioning board is looking at this phenomenon. Tennis is a mental sport.. like Golf.... You'll never see a golfer screaming while striking the ball.. One only has to look at a Federer .. or Borg... or Sampras to know that this grunting or screaming is unnecessary for success.. Do you see this continuing into the future? or will some rules to stymie this be forthcoming? What do other players think? Surely not all are on board with this...

  3. mr Mrs Malcolm Geater (7/5/2008 1:10:57 PM) 

    Not actually a comment but a question that bugs me and my wife...Who is the gentleman who has sat throughtout the tornament center court, above the scoreboard in a blazer wearing a black hat and has a goaty beard?

  4. ERIC LEE (4/23/2008 10:06:14 PM) 

    If Roger Federer get to the final of Monte Calo, He will win a tournament.

  5. sarah (3/6/2008 8:16:30 AM) 

    i agree with bill,when sharapova is playing i turn the sound off-her screams are unnecessary and extremely annoying-she should be fined for her noise factor

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