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View Poll Results: In which decade did you start watching tennis?
In the 70ies? 54 6.85%
In the 80ies? 146 18.53%
In the 90ies? 302 38.32%
In the 2000s? 282 35.79%
In the 2010s? 4 0.51%
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post #286 of 480 (permalink) Old 06-20-2010, 05:42 PM
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

Can remember taking a vague interest in Wimbledon for the first time in '99. The first time I watched it properly was when Hewitt won it in 2002.
But I only discovered that tennis existed outside of Wimbledon in 2004.

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Started watching properly in 2003 courtesy of JCF at the french open.

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I watched since Rome Final 2005. I was getting bored. I swiched channels and then I found this match live in the 5th set. I thought why not watch this. I wished Nadal to lose which didn't happen. Then i thouht who was ranked then. And 5 days later "I saw Roger Federer and became the fan of his and the game. "
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I watched since Rome Final 2005. I was getting bored. I swiched channels and then I found this match live in the 5th set. I thought why not watch this. I wished Nadal to lose which didn't happen. Then i thouht who was ranked then. And 5 days later "I saw Roger Federer and became the fan of him and the game. "
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

I think I may have answered this long ago, but I haven't time to wade through 20 pages to find out.

My option isn't there. 50's.

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1976 - the penultimate year that the US Open was held at Forest Hills. I believe the front cover of the program had Jimmy Connors jumping over the net. Of course, I was a year old at the time.
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It was the 1979 Wimbledon womens final..I was a huge Navratilova fan after that.
Hated "Chrissie" as she was known then!

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In the 80's. I initially developed interest in tennis because of Connors. Was in my pre-teens back then. But actually got addicted to it only when Hicham Arazi & Younes Aynaoui came on to the scene in 1995.
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Mid 90's. I used to watch Becker a lot.
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Late 80's. I saw Agassi on tv (Rome 1987)I didn't know anything about tennis but I soon became a fan and never stopped watching tennis.
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I remember watching Borg-McEnroe, 1980 Wimbledon final, when I was 6. I spent the whole fcking match waiting for a McEnroe tantrum.

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Very late 80's an early nineties, first real memories of tennis would have been watching the 1987 Wimbledon with my grand mother watching mostly Pat Cash matches.

I don't think i ever really followed the whole tour year round at least until i got the internet in the late nineties.
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first tennis memories are of me buying a tennis magazine i dont remember and looking at a Reebok ad with Mecir! but i started watching with big infatuation by the early 90's!
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90s.......i remember my elder cousins introducing me to the sport by showing on tv sampras holding his first wimbledon title, i was 7 then.......from there i slowly started following the game.......initially i was more interested in following steffi & seles than sampras & agassi.......
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90s watch sampras won his first gs in USO
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