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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 #16 of 485 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 10:26 PM
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2000's

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I started watching in the 70s, but that's a little bit misleading since I haven't watched constantly all this time. I watched with my mom when I was little because she loved Bjorn Borg. And then I stopped watching when she did I guess, only start again a few years later when I happened across Andre Agassi on tv. And then I came back to it this year after having been away for a few years. I don't see myself fading away from it again as I appreciate the game itself more than I did when I was a teenager crushing on Andre.

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I started watching in the 70s, but that's a little bit misleading since I haven't watched constantly all this time. I watched with my mom when I was little because she loved Bjorn Borg. And then I stopped watching when she did I guess, only start again a few years later when I happened across Andre Agassi on tv. And then I came back to it this year after having been away for a few years. I don't see myself fading away from it again as I appreciate the game itself more than I did when I was a teenager crushing on Andre.
Same thing with me, Kalli. My "tennis watching" in the eighties consisted of cheering for Andre, and cheering for anyone I thought Andre could beat later in the tournament(i.e. NOT Pete Sampras).

Once I got to the 90s, I became a little more diversified. Rafter and Guga were also favorites - unless they were playing Andre.
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Same thing with me, Kalli. My "tennis watching" in the eighties consisted of cheering for Andre, and cheering for anyone I thought Andre could beat later in the tournament(i.e. NOT Pete Sampras).

Once I got to the 90s, I became a little more diversified. Rafter and Guga were also favorites - unless they were playing Andre.
Oh yeah I was a one man woman back then. I loved me some Boris Becker, though. But even he had nothing on Andre. I suffer now when my favorites play each other (Safin/Baghdatis was rough, I don't even want to contemplate a potential Safin/Nadal match) but back then my love ended when Andre was across the net.

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Oh yeah I was a one man woman back then. I loved me some Boris Becker, though. But even he had nothing on Andre. I suffer now when my favorites play each other (Safin/Baghdatis was rough, I don't even want to contemplate a potential Safin/Nadal match) but back then my love ended when Andre was across the net.
Don't I know it! I never cheered against Andre. Never once. Not when he played Rafa, not when he played Marat. Now that Andre's gone with Marat and Raf being my favorites, I have NO IDEA who I'm going to cheer for when they finally meet.

We'll have to help each other through it.
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the 70's (all decade) but then I gave it up for lent and did not return until late 2003. Not sure how long I will continue.

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As it seems to be time for polls now on GM I thought about starting one myself I would like to know when you started to watch tennis:

In the 70ies?
In the 80ies?
In the 90ies?
Since 2000 and later?

I became interested in tennis in the early 80ies
I know we also have posters who began watching before the Open Era.

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I first went to Wimbledon in 1997 and loved every minute of it so I started watching tennis and have been to Wimbledon every year since! although I only started following it seriously a few years later.

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Started watching in the late 70 but my addiction to watch everything that involves a tennisball started only in the last decade.
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first match becker and stich wimbeldon quarter 1993, and a real fan from 94 on
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I know we also have posters who began watching before the Open Era.
It's funny, and this is no slight against the thread starter, but the poll made me feel old, even though I typically feel anything but. I guess it suggests that it's assumed that nobody over the age of 45 knows how to use the internet. Maybe not too far from the truth...haha.

Anyway, I started watching tennis in the late 70's. Some good stuff back in the old days.
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In the 90's. 1992-ish.

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