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12-27-2011 01:22 PM
MacTheKnife
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

Hang around long enough and it gets in your blood. Somewhere between addiction and necessity.
12-27-2011 01:07 PM
paseo
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

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Originally Posted by HKz View Post
Youtube has plenty of very high quality match highlights for many of the best matches every tournament especially for the top players Federer/Nadal/Djokovic (certainly mostly for the former). Plenty of people, such as myself, watch many of these highlights during off-time whether not at work/school or no tournament play during a particular day/week.

At the same time, you can also just post here at join the countless other members to write hypothetical comments, impossible analyses, deal with tardism, etc. Certainly builds up hype especially during the off-seasons making you crave every single match to come in order to see what happens and who gets proven wrong.
This.

It's just too hard for me to watch all those matches. Highlights are great. If there's drama, don't worry, you'll get details here. And comments from different perspective too.
12-27-2011 12:56 PM
Henry Chinaski
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

looks like Voo's site is dead actually.


big shame if it's gone. hopefully he's just moved it
12-27-2011 12:56 PM
atennisfan
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

How to be me?

This is absurd...
12-27-2011 12:53 PM
Henry Chinaski
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

Subscribe to some of the many fine blogs run by MTF members

Slice N Dice http://slicendicetennis.blogspot.com...review-14.html

The Next Point http://www.thenextpoint.com/

Voo de Mar http://voodemar.com/

Shank Tennis www.shanktennis.com

GWH http://mtfsucks.blogspot.com/

Use twitter and facebook to follow various players fans and journalists.

If you're in the UK a Sky+ subscription definitely helps
12-26-2011 07:59 PM
HKz
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

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Originally Posted by wtdanceisthrough View Post
Thank you everyone for your posts. And sorry I didn't notice earlier that this thread had re-opened.

I guess most people will just watch odd matches on nights when they can? And keep up other times via interactive scoreboards, news articles etc. And then watch the finals when they are on on weekends.

Don't get me wrong, I love this sport. And I don't want to keep up just "for the heck of it", it gets me excited and I want that excitement to continue throughout the year, not just when I'm off work... I just don't really know any other tennis fans personally and I do see others around me struggling to try to balance the love of this sport with a full-time job. And it annoys me that it seems so easy for fans of other sports whose matches aren't always scheduled mid-week!
Youtube has plenty of very high quality match highlights for many of the best matches every tournament especially for the top players Federer/Nadal/Djokovic (certainly mostly for the former). Plenty of people, such as myself, watch many of these highlights during off-time whether not at work/school or no tournament play during a particular day/week.

At the same time, you can also just post here at join the countless other members to write hypothetical comments, impossible analyses, deal with tardism, etc. Certainly builds up hype especially during the off-seasons making you crave every single match to come in order to see what happens and who gets proven wrong.
12-26-2011 05:22 PM
wtdanceisthrough
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

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Originally Posted by Slice Winner View Post
TennisTV would be a good subscription to get.
Has most matches from most tournaments. It has a 'DVR' mode so you can rewind etc. (So you could open the streaming page as a match starts, save the link, and then reopen it when you have the free time to watch. I did this quite a lot while I still had TTV.)
They also save 'matches on demand' including the finals of all 500 tournaments upwards (I think).

Btw, many matches are at night, and semis and finals are almost always at the weekend, so it's not as bad as you think!
Thank you everyone for your posts. And sorry I didn't notice earlier that this thread had re-opened.

I guess most people will just watch odd matches on nights when they can? And keep up other times via interactive scoreboards, news articles etc. And then watch the finals when they are on on weekends.

Don't get me wrong, I love this sport. And I don't want to keep up just "for the heck of it", it gets me excited and I want that excitement to continue throughout the year, not just when I'm off work... I just don't really know any other tennis fans personally and I do see others around me struggling to try to balance the love of this sport with a full-time job. And it annoys me that it seems so easy for fans of other sports whose matches aren't always scheduled mid-week!
12-23-2011 07:50 PM
HKz
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

You poke fun at all the players you dislike, make the players you like look like a god when they win, and then come up with as many excuses as you can when they lose. See Topspindoctor, Clay Death, Everko and Start da fail for advice on this.
12-23-2011 06:56 PM
Naudio Spanlatine
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

12-23-2011 06:33 PM
Sham Kay Adams
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

Pretty simple being a tennis fan and a sports fan in general with how much access we have to it. If not on tv, the internet, mobile/cell phones etc.. The major problem nowadays is wondering which match to watch when loads of tournaments are going on at once. But I've always felt comfortable watching tennis as a neutral fan, though supporting one is great, at times you just want the player you're a fan of to go through so much, you forget about the entertainment, which doesn't happen with neutral matches.

Just be glad we're tennis fans in this day and age, can't imagine how tough it was to watch most tournaments in the 70s and 80s and before. Even some of the big tournaments.. I assume challengers were simply inaccessibly to tennis fans back then, bar going to the matches.
12-23-2011 06:26 PM
Smiling Buddha
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

You should start by finding a tennis player you can relate to.

If you are lucky go with Djokovic, if you have perennial wedgies go with Nadal, if you are the undisputed GOAT go with Federer, if you are British go with Ward and if you think you are important, go with Roddick.

Follow your chosen player's activities and get excited when he plays, happy when he wins, and disappointed when he loses.

At this point you would be classified as a fan.
12-23-2011 06:09 PM
gators0708
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

I try to watch as much as I can. Really hard to here in the US with the time differences but I still manage!
12-23-2011 03:45 PM
Action Jackson
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

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Originally Posted by siffleanimaux View Post
Of course not. It was just a convenient exaggeration to show him how much simple verbal communication can help you learn SO much in such a short period of time.
You know everything, so I can ask you anything about tennis and expect thoughtful, well researched answers to the most obscure questions and facts.

At the same time it definitely helps to ask questions if you don't know something, which you don't need . The instant expert is just as bad as the clueless bandwagoner.
12-23-2011 03:43 PM
Shinoj
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

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Originally Posted by Action Jackson View Post
You never stop learning in any field.

Its not a subject or a course which you have to learn. Its mostly Either you like it or you dont.
12-23-2011 03:41 PM
siffleanimaux
Re: How to be a tennis fan?

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Originally Posted by Action Jackson View Post
You never stop learning in any field.
Of course not. It was just a convenient exaggeration to show him how much simple verbal communication can help you learn SO much in such a short period of time.
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