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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. Matthew (1/21/2008 8:01:44 PM) 

    Well if everyone else is pronouncing her name shar a PO va, how come she never corrects anyone? Also, find out why bud doesn't know when his mic is on on the air.

  2. bill (1/17/2008 10:57:47 PM) 

    I would like to understand why the officials at a tennis matches are certain the crowd is reasonably quite before serving - beginning play. Then the crowd is baraged with a constant extremely loud screaming and are grunting with every stroke throughout a match. ....I love tennis and to watch it in person and on TV...I have just turned off the Austrailian because I am annoyed with this constant and annoying screaming for 1 to 5 hours match - it is tiresome. ....TV tennis is much better with the sound off - but I do like expert commentary. It is not interesting enough to watch with this annoyance.....It is so great to watch with the silent players. I would like the Tennis channel to identify whether players are quite or screamers to better plan watching. ....I am surprised that other viewers haven't complained...

  3. H Coyne (1/17/2008 8:41:32 PM) 

    Matthew,..Bud Collins is pronouncing her name correctly. He is the only tennis commentator who consistenly ensures that players names are pronounced correctly

  4. Charley (1/17/2008 5:42:29 PM) 

    Volume needs to be turned up for Bud.

  5. Matthew (1/17/2008 2:48:05 PM) 

    Ask Bud why he pronounces Sharapova "Sha RAP oh vah".

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