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View Poll Results: In which decade did you start watching tennis?
In the 70ies? 56 6.91%
In the 80ies? 151 18.64%
In the 90ies? 307 37.90%
In the 2000s? 289 35.68%
In the 2010s? 7 0.86%
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post #196 of 485 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 05:31 PM
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

my first match was Boris Becker winning his first wimbledon title.... so long ago
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late eighties - Becker & Edberg storming wimbledon.
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Would always watch Wimbledon in the nineties, but only became big big fan in 2003!
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Late 80's watching Edberg, Becker... but really started to watch intensively from Wimbledon 92 SF Agassi-McEnroe
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We're a tennis family so I just happened to always be around Slam finals and big finals. Liked the sport since i was a kid, got a bit hooked when safin beat Federer in AO, got extremely obsessed RG 05!

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Wimbledon final' 92 Agassi - Ivanisevic, Andre with blonde long hair is all i can remember...

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In the 90s.
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Late 70's.
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We're a tennis family so I just happened to always be around Slam finals and big finals. Liked the sport since i was a kid, got a bit hooked when safin beat Federer in AO, got extremely obsessed RG 05!
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Early '70's, here.

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90's

first full match i ever remember watching was 1996 Wimbledon match between Henman and Kafelnikov, which Tim won in 5.

doesnt seem as long as 12 years now
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'80s
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Roland Garros 1982 - 17-year-old Mats winning his first Grand Slam. Purely girlish interest back then, I loooved his blond curls.
More serious in the late 80s & early 90s and - after a long gap - excessively since 2005.
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I originally got into tennis in the late 80's, especially liked Yannick Noah, Boris Becker was my second favorite of the men, rooted for Martina to win and Steffi to lose. Got chased away as a viewer by Monica Seles and her grunt (They should have stopped it then and we wouldn't be stuck with the grunting and screaming nightmare we have now), stayed away because of Agassi, and Pete bored me. Started watching again a little around 2005 when Pete was gone and discovered I liked the current #1, then became totally wrapped up in tennis again last August, far more into it than I'd ever been before.

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