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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 #121 of 480 (permalink) Old 02-08-2007, 02:53 AM
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I think video does justice to Borg and McEnroe. Now Nastase had to be seen to be believed.

But if you caught Edberg, count yourself blessed.

Oh, and I saw the slightly younger Pete taken apart by Mecir 0 and 1 in 1989.

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i started watching it way back in the 1890's. they where the days with horseless carriages n' all.
a crazy fact from the 19th century Wimbledon demands there players to wear all white uniforms that makes them look like serial murders, i 'm glad they moved on with the times....................wait a minute...!!
you mean you like the old tennis matches? its ike watching women's tennis in slow motion,
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The 1960's.


All the better class of schools would send coach loads of pupils in full school uniform to watch, especially girls' schools. Think Miss Jean Brodie does Wimbledon.
That was me!!! ...well, perhaps not the 'better class of schools', just a common or garden grammar, and we (unfortunately) couldn't boast a Miss Brodie. My, oh my, those were the days......John Newcombe (we all swooned)...............
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I think video does justice to Borg and McEnroe. Now Nastase had to be seen to be believed.

But if you caught Edberg, count yourself blessed.

Oh, and I saw the slightly younger Pete taken apart by Mecir 0 and 1 in 1989.
Can't believe I forgot about Nastase! Now that was a fiery guy

But you know, I still would have liked to have experienced the drama of McEnroe/Borg live. I do so love to watch a good fight.

And yes, I'm fortunate to have seen Edberg. BEAUTIFUL touch that man had. Absolutely beautiful.
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Started playing and watching in the 60's.
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Started in the 90's but not seriously till like 01
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That was me!!! ...well, perhaps not the 'better class of schools', just a common or garden grammar, and we (unfortunately) couldn't boast a Miss Brodie. My, oh my, those were the days......John Newcombe (we all swooned)...............
Yes, "Grammar" I include among the better class of schools, speaking as an 11 plus failure. But then my sister could only take Cambridge Grammar School for Girls for a few weeks before pulling her rip cord.

I just saw Newk in one of the corridors at the Aussie Open. He's still looking good, no way looking in his 60's.

Talking of handsome dudes, is Roscoe still in prison? Contrast Tanner's on court manners with Roddick's ... similar players with similar results ... we can only hope Andy's post tennis career is also the opposite of Roscoe's.
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my brother is a fan of steffi graf and i'd see tennis but not really care too much.
but i caight the 2000 AO final kafelnikov vs. agassi and got hooked!
since then, i'm a tennis fan. since 14 yrs old.

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1989, Wimbledon final
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First match was when I was 6 yrs old. 1995 Wimbledon Final Graf VS Sanchez Vicario.

Didn't watch tennis until 1999 RG Final Agassi VS Medvedev. After that, I watched regularly
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Talking of handsome dudes, is Roscoe still in prison?
He probably is still in there... it was a two-year sentence, issued last year.

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2000's

My earliest memories of tennis were watching Guga though in the french open (when he won it, not sure if it was 97 or 2000, o even 2001 lol) When I was on holiday in spain. It was great, even when I wasn't a fan I loved the french open and clay I also really enjoyed watching Safin

I then became a serious fan when I saw Coria-Agassi in the french open, where I would watch regular tournaments (rather than 1-2 a year).
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first match i ever saw was 95 wimbledon final, then started watching again during wimbledon 99. Started following it regularly after wimbledon 2003.

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wimbledon 2002

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In the 90ies
I used to watch Agassi and Sampras in the news but I became a tennis fan after Guga in RG for the first time

Miss you Marat Safin.
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1986... I remember myself as a 7 year old playing tennis with a nephew after Boris Becker won Wimbledon. And of course we both saw ourselves as the new Becker!

(but I also imagined myself as the successor of Enzo Scifo that day --> Belgium ended that weekend 4th at the World Cup Soccer in 1986... those were the days )


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