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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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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

I would go with the 80's though my interest was very selective at the time. I became kinda addicted to tennis in the late 80's and never looked back. You won't believe how many pots got burned while watching tennis or how my schedule revolves around tennis, "I am telecommuting this friday," is my favorite excuse during great matches. Is that addiction enough? I guess that could be a different thread.

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I was born in 1982, and I guess I first watched tennis in the early 90s when I started playing. I know this is the men's board, but it was Monica Seles that really got me into tennis

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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

About 2000/2001 onwards i really strated getting into it, before then i was too young to sit through a match.
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I started to play at the age of 6 back in 1986 and my coach used to take me to watch all the matches we could possibly watch, and the everyday duty was to spend an hour watching taped match with my coach's comments and analysis of the game. I was only 6, and could hardly understand all that tactical stuff, but it was still useful.
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I was born in 1985 and started watching tennis very early. My first clear memory is Kafelnikov winning Roland Garros, but I have many fragmented memories from earlier than that. As I started playing when I was six, I guess I probably started watching in 1991-1992. I've always followed it very seriously.
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2002, when i first got serious in playing tennis

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Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

actually, I started watching tennis in 1968, but there isn't any box for 60's so I put seventies.

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Early 90's but I only started following it regularly since 1995.
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Late 80's

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early 90s
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Must admit it was in the eighties and it was because of a kid who had a 120mp serve and a huge forehand back then...his name was Pete Sampras he was my first favorite player. Then Lendl and Agassi were my other favorites.
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I reckon around 1994-1995. I used to enjoy watching the Aus Open during stinking hot days when you couldn't be bothered doing anything else because of the heat. I couldn't get enough of watching Davenport play, and I hated mens tennis because as a 5 year old I found it difficult to sit through 5 set matches.

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Mid to late 70's
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