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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-12-2006, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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How many matches do you watch per year?

on tv or live

i used to watch every match that was on air back in 1992. fortunately there weren't that many at the time and only slams, and fortunately enough once again there was a big time difference to watch USO or AO. so i estimate like at most 6-7 per year.

then since 2002 i kinda watched a lot more matches, waited till late at night to see a match with Safin, watching every crap match that was scheduled before, quite often with German commentators. it was fun at the time. so i guess it was something like at least 30 matches that year.

the worst thing happened in 2004 during RG during which I had absolutely nothing to do and the tournament was abundantely covered by numerous public channels : French, Belgian,Dutch, German. I guess I saw at least 30 matches during RG only and totaled about 50 games that year.

I even sort of was jalous for those who had eurosport or any other tennis broadcasting sport channel.

Right now I think that there's too much of tennis for me on tv hence too much of tv.

i don't even watch tennis like i used to - with full concentration. Right now a scoreboard will do.

I guess 5 matches a year would be probably ideal. Like all finals from Grand Slams and one from Masters Cup.


What are your watching patterns? just intrested
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

100+
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

WAY more than 60. I must have watched at least 25 at the US Open alone.
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

Since I have gotten The Tennis Channel, a heck of a lot more than I ever did before. I would say more than 60.

I like a lot of players.
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

must be over a hundred i watch all the grandslams and the tennis master series and sometime those low tier tournament if i like a player who's playing in it.
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

4 slams + 9 masters + master cup + some other tournaments + TTC reruns ... = 100+
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

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4 slams + 9 masters + master cup + some other tournaments + TTC reruns ... = 100+
wow, it's a lot of matches and time.
how don't you get tired watching that many?

it seems to me that you should make tennis your job
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 08:08 AM
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

Prior to last week, (cable tv), I'd say around 11-20 on tv. However, now that we don't get coverage of all grand slams...it's less. Because I don't care for my country in Davis Cup, I don't really watch that unless it features another country I like. In general, my players are a tad crap, or not popular enough to be on tv. For that, they usually need to play Federer, or an Aussie.

Live though, as much as I can. This year I went to Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, a wheelchair tennis tournament and my first futures event to get my tennis fix. Last year I had two Davis Cup ties and two WCT tournies. I can't get enough really, but it's all within a space of a couple of months, so the other 8-9 months of the year get a little dull in terms of tennis.

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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

This year I got to see maybe 10 from the USO and 2 or 3 outside of that. I am really unlucky when it comes to TV channels and scheduling and other commitments.
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

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I am really unlucky when it comes to TV channels and scheduling and other commitments.
Same, if you live over here without SKY, you only get the ocasional Davis Cup Tie, Wimbledon, Queens, Eastbourne, and bits of the AO and FO.

I downloade matches from threads on here quite a bit though.



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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

Maybe ten each GS, plus some. Say 50-60.


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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-13-2006, 11:49 AM
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

Enough.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

Live about 10 matches, 2 Futures, 1 Challenger and league.

I don't think I watched more than 40 this year as I don't have Masters Series.
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Re: How many matches do you watch per year?

On TV, 11 to 20 because of really crappy free to air coverage. Live matches as much as I can get around to. Hopefully this year I'll go to at least twice as many matches than I went to last year,

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