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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 #226 of 485 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 12:55 AM
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

Doesn't go back far enough. I'm sad to say, 60s.

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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

Since the last tournaments of the 1996 season.

When Stuttgart was a Super 9 played on Indoors. And the Masters was played in Hannover.

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1999 Wimbledon.

Not until 2004 wimbledon onwards did I start following every tournament. Before 2004, it was just watching wimbledon and nothing else.
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OMG. Most are pretty young.


I started watching in the early 80's.
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1988. What a year to start watching!

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but you had just enough pathos to keep me hypnotized"

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80's and 90's.

I get bored sometimes though! LOL

I'm the same with basketball, football..

If one team or player starts to really dominate, then I get tired of it. I lose interest in seeing the same team win over and over again--even my favorites sometimes.

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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

Late 70s. The first generation I watched was Borg, Connors, Nastase, Vilas, Gerulaitis, Tanner; then McEnroe.

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Doesn't go back far enough. I'm sad to say, 60s.
\\Nice to have someone a bit more senior around...

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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

I started really watching in the early 90's.

I have some foggy memories of matches between Graf and Navratilova at Wimbledon, USO, and RG in the late 80's.
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

1992-1993
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Wimbledon 1986: Becker v Lendl

What a match. It was the day the "Becker Hecht" was born!
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2000 Olympics
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

90's im an 80's child, so by the mid 90's i understood tennis and was watching what i could.

the hingis wimbledon final in 97 is a very vivid memory i have of getting into tennis.

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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

In the 90ies.
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

in the 90's, I'm also a 80's child

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