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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-23-2011, 07:56 PM
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Re: How to be a tennis fan?

You poke fun at all the players you dislike, make the players you like look like a god when they win, and then come up with as many excuses as you can when they lose. See Topspindoctor, Clay Death, Everko and Start da fail for advice on this.

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TennisTV would be a good subscription to get.
Has most matches from most tournaments. It has a 'DVR' mode so you can rewind etc. (So you could open the streaming page as a match starts, save the link, and then reopen it when you have the free time to watch. I did this quite a lot while I still had TTV.)
They also save 'matches on demand' including the finals of all 500 tournaments upwards (I think).

Btw, many matches are at night, and semis and finals are almost always at the weekend, so it's not as bad as you think!
Thank you everyone for your posts. And sorry I didn't notice earlier that this thread had re-opened.

I guess most people will just watch odd matches on nights when they can? And keep up other times via interactive scoreboards, news articles etc. And then watch the finals when they are on on weekends.

Don't get me wrong, I love this sport. And I don't want to keep up just "for the heck of it", it gets me excited and I want that excitement to continue throughout the year, not just when I'm off work... I just don't really know any other tennis fans personally and I do see others around me struggling to try to balance the love of this sport with a full-time job. And it annoys me that it seems so easy for fans of other sports whose matches aren't always scheduled mid-week!
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Thank you everyone for your posts. And sorry I didn't notice earlier that this thread had re-opened.

I guess most people will just watch odd matches on nights when they can? And keep up other times via interactive scoreboards, news articles etc. And then watch the finals when they are on on weekends.

Don't get me wrong, I love this sport. And I don't want to keep up just "for the heck of it", it gets me excited and I want that excitement to continue throughout the year, not just when I'm off work... I just don't really know any other tennis fans personally and I do see others around me struggling to try to balance the love of this sport with a full-time job. And it annoys me that it seems so easy for fans of other sports whose matches aren't always scheduled mid-week!
Youtube has plenty of very high quality match highlights for many of the best matches every tournament especially for the top players Federer/Nadal/Djokovic (certainly mostly for the former). Plenty of people, such as myself, watch many of these highlights during off-time whether not at work/school or no tournament play during a particular day/week.

At the same time, you can also just post here at join the countless other members to write hypothetical comments, impossible analyses, deal with tardism, etc. Certainly builds up hype especially during the off-seasons making you crave every single match to come in order to see what happens and who gets proven wrong.

Federer / Haas / Safin / Gaudio / Kuerten / Youzhny / Nadal / Gonzalez / Ljubicic / Hewitt / Soderling / Wawrinka / Coria / Nalbandian / Kohlschreiber
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Re: How to be a tennis fan?

Subscribe to some of the many fine blogs run by MTF members

Slice N Dice http://slicendicetennis.blogspot.com...review-14.html

The Next Point http://www.thenextpoint.com/

Voo de Mar http://voodemar.com/

Shank Tennis www.shanktennis.com

GWH http://mtfsucks.blogspot.com/

Use twitter and facebook to follow various players fans and journalists.

If you're in the UK a Sky+ subscription definitely helps
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How to be me?

This is absurd...
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looks like Voo's site is dead actually.


big shame if it's gone. hopefully he's just moved it
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Youtube has plenty of very high quality match highlights for many of the best matches every tournament especially for the top players Federer/Nadal/Djokovic (certainly mostly for the former). Plenty of people, such as myself, watch many of these highlights during off-time whether not at work/school or no tournament play during a particular day/week.

At the same time, you can also just post here at join the countless other members to write hypothetical comments, impossible analyses, deal with tardism, etc. Certainly builds up hype especially during the off-seasons making you crave every single match to come in order to see what happens and who gets proven wrong.
This.

It's just too hard for me to watch all those matches. Highlights are great. If there's drama, don't worry, you'll get details here. And comments from different perspective too.
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Hang around long enough and it gets in your blood. Somewhere between addiction and necessity.

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