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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 #91 of 485 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 10:45 AM
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since 2003 i was just flipping channels when I saw a tennis match. I did not know who they were that time but it was between Serena and Kim in the AO semi.

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Since 2000

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Late 90's Early 2000's.

I'm only 22 years old.
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In the early 90ies. Since 19th October 1990

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You remember the actual day?

I started watching it since Wimbledon 2003, which is a bit amateurish I suppose.
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You remember the actual day?
Of course, I have a great memory
But seriously it's pretty easy to check out the actual day if you know in which event was the 1st match you saw.

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2003 Wimbledon Semfinals.
Same here.
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But seriously it's pretty easy to check out the actual day if you know in which event was the 1st match you saw.
Ah, yes.. duh

In that case, Monday 23 June 2003 - Hewitt out in the first round
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I couldn't vote in the poll. I started watching in the 50's, on a tiny black-and-white TV set (waits for gasps of amazement that somebody so old can use the internet)
I apologize to you and everyone else who started watching tennis before the 70ies that I didn't add an earlier decade to the poll. I simply forgot it.
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I started in the early 50's, too. I went to the the US Doubles Cahmpionships held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, MA. My first heroes were Laver, Emerson, Trabert and Seixas, and Lew Hoad. Also, mid to later 50's I went to Boston Garden, and indoor court laid over the basketball floor, to watch Pancho Gonzalez and Seguera battle. It was all awesome. I don't remember watching on TV until much later, not sure why?
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There wasn't really much to watch til cable came in & I Hate TV, so until recently I've only watched intermittently when I went to friends house to see a 6am final. I did watch Wimbledon passing of the Baton from Martina to Graf. But I was ballkid in early 60's as a local young player for Arthur Ashe & Billie Jean Moffett (later King) if that counts...
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most will answer "since 2000 and later". you can see that from the experience of most people.
Too true, you see the lack of experience and knowledge everywhere. Isn't it just pathetic when people so full of themselves make stupid predictions with absolute self-confidence which turn out to be completely wrong. Shows they have no clue and should up every once in while. So sad.
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my 1st finals i can remember were the Borg vs McEnroe ones
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my 1st finals i can remember were the Borg vs McEnroe ones
Likewise. I am sure that I watched tennis in the 1970s as a wee tot because my folks would have been watching. But the first match I really remember watching was the 1980 final and I watched quite a bit of tennis afterwards as a kid, so 1980s for me.

I like a lot of players.
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