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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 #331 of 485 (permalink) Old 09-09-2011, 08:08 PM
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

80's and Lendl was my favourite player.
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Sometime during the 90ies when Agassi and Sampras were the big names. I only watched the finals back then, a few of them. However, I first became a fan of a player in 2001 when Federer became a top 10.
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70s. Vaguely remember Borg vs Nastase at Wimbledon.
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2000s I hope to still be watching in the 2060s

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Only really started watching it this year

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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

mid 90's.
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1970s - got to see the "golden age" of tennis at the height of its popularity. Chrissie, Martina, Borg, McEnroe, Connors.
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

mid 80s, with the ascent of Boban Zivojinovic (and the locally famous 1985 aussie open QF 5-setter vs McEnroe
and then with the becker - edberg rivarly (still my favorite), I was hooked.

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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

2000s -- 2003 I started getting into Wimbledon and the US Open and really started my tennis craze in the Masters Cup that year, though I had watched tennis once in a while before (Sampras-Agassi in the 2002 US Open stands out).



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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

around 2001...though started following it closely after FO 2005 i think.
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Vaguely from Late 80s and from 90s avidly. Stefan winning the 90 Wimbeldon was my first memory.
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In the 90ies.
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around 2001...though started following it closely after FO 2005 i think.
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

My first ever tennis match I watched was Boris Becker's match against Miles MacLagan in first round of 1999 Wimbledon. At the time I was wondering who Becker was and why the crowd wanted him to win in that 5 set match. Anyways I find out it was his final run into Wimbledon and that was he a former champ. Actually, 1999 Wimbledon was my first ever event I watched. I started watching tennis there during the summer of 99.
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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

Watched my first tennis match in 2007; the final on Wimbledon ('Twas a wonderful British summer day ). My first full match was Gasquet/Murray Wimbledon 2008, started watching all the GS in 2009 and started following the full tour in 2011 ().

So yeah, basically the noughties.
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