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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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Fully blown with the AO 2003. That Roddick El Aynaoui was the defining moment for me to start watching. I did watch the Masters Cup YEC and Wimbledon before that but was never properly hooked before AO03.
Miss the green courts of the AO. My second fav tournament back then after Wimby by far.

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All Djokotards to vote for the last option, otherwise in denial.

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When Monica Seles arrived to the tennis scene, probably in 1990. I watched some tennis prior, but I wasn't a fan until Monica.
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When Monica Seles arrived to the tennis scene, probably in 1990. I watched some tennis prior, but I wasn't a fan until Monica.
How does one become a Nadal fan with such a decent tennis background?
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The first tournament I remember watching was RG 2005.

I became a fan thanks to Federer of course.
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How does one become a Nadal fan with such a decent tennis background?
Nadal actually has many things in common with Seles.
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All Djokotards to vote for the last option, otherwise in denial.
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Only one person started watching in the 2010s, sure

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Smile 2 with fellow DinnerWarrior out of 776 voters

voted for one shy of triple 7.
out of 776, 2 voted for 2010s. DinnerWarrior and ali.

70ies, 54 6.96%
80ies 144 18.56%
90ies 300 38.66%
2000s 276 35.57%
2010s 2 0.26%

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I think my first memory of a tennis match was Becker - Sampras WTF 96 or something. great match with a lot of drama. Than I remember some casual slam matches from Hingis against Williams and that famous FO-final against Graf. My mom was a huge Hingis fan in these days and the WTA tour was probably as big as the man's tour. Maybe even bigger.
Than Agassi - Sampras USO 99,Agassi - Mednedev FO 99, Ferrero - Costa FO-Final. 2000 Ivanisevic - Rafter Wimby 2001 and Roddick - El Aynaoui AO 2003. I didn't wach a lot tennis. But when I did I've seen the best matches.^^
AO 2003 (also because of the "famous" Schüttler run) was the first slam I followed for a whole.
And then the Federer - Nadal rivalry really hit me.

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I began watching tennis in 2012 from Wimbledon. I knew who Federer was and what the current situation was. I know that everyone was calling him old and saying he was past it. So I supported him for the tournament and it was a roller-coaster. Nearly going out to Benneteau, Suffering back injuries in the 4th round, to taking down the world no.1 and GOATing against Murray in the final. When he reclaimed his world no.1 title, I just thought I'm gonna support this guy as long as he's playing and see how long he can maintain this standard. Obviously, I figured he'd win more majors which didn't happen but it's been a fun journey from that point!

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I was partying with the likes of Mark Philippoussis, Pat Rafter, and John Newcombe when a nearby television set displaying a withering grass court grabbed my attention. I was fascinated by the sport and finally understood the aforementioned mens' profession.
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I voted 2000s but it's really 2010s for me.

When I was 10 I watched Wimbledon 2008 and became a Federer fan that didn't watch matches but would play as him in the video games. During 2011 I discoved tennis again and jumped on the Djokovic bandwagon.

2013 is when I became a real tennis fan, after watching the French Open and Wimbledon that year I was truly exposed to Rafa/Fed/Delpo/Murray and became interested in the history of tennis and ive been following the sport ever since.
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Early '60s. Rod Laver vs Ken Rosewall indoor exhibition in Vancouver. Canada vs Mexico Davis Cup doubles on grass around the same time. Exciting match. Loyo Mayo and Lara I think, two youngsters, just a little over my age then (and now).
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