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View Poll Results: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

In the 70ies? 54 7.32%
In the 80ies? 139 18.83%
In the 90ies? 286 38.75%
Since 2000 and later? 259 35.09%
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:10 PM   #136
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1994 - Sampras excelling and dominating the men's game, the superb and enthralling Muster-Stich Davis Cup tie, Alberto Berasategui's unthordox Hawaiian grip forehand creating a stir at Roland Garros, and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario toppling Graf in the US Open final and enjoying the best year of her career, were just a few of the highlights.
There was far more variety in the game in terms of playing styles and the nature of the different surfaces, and we witnessed claycourt and grasscourt tennis as they both should be played. Ah the good old days

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Old 07-31-2007, 07:14 PM   #137
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2004 Wimbledon.
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Borg-McEnroe, later McEnroe-Lendl, Jimmy always around... I'm getting old I think.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:01 AM   #139
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started watching in 99 during the womens wimby final
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Eden...Eden...Eden---

You know, some of us are in the resurrection.

Some of us have been watching tennis for more than fifty years...


Me, I've been watching tennis since the sixties.
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Only started watching in recent years but have `researched` 80's and 90's tennis to a reasonable degree.
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:09 AM   #142
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watched wimby finals since about 97

Regular fan since FO 1999
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Eden...Eden...Eden---

You know, some of us are in the resurrection.

Some of us have been watching tennis for more than fifty years...

Me, I've been watching tennis since the sixties.
There were quite several people here in the thread who wrote that they are following tennis for a much longer time then the decades I put into the selection. I really regret it that I didn't added the 50ies and 60ies to the poll, but it's great to hear from you all, who are interested in this sport for all this time
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2002 - Costa vs Ferrero RG Final!
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1995, the return of monica
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1999 Roland Garros. So nineties for me.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:54 AM   #147
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Since 1997. I became enamored with the game after watching a young Hingis doing magic with her yonex tennis racket at the US OPEN. Sampras too has his share influence, his athletic ability and shear dominance of the sport just fascinated me, his service motion won me over.

I really didn't start watching it passionately until US Open 2000 edition, one of the most exciting US opens as a whole in the past decade. I do remember watching Davenport Humiliate Hingis at the Aussie open ladies final that same year. Since then I've watched as many of the slams there after as I have been alloted. I was never a fan of ESPN, I guess I never will, they just don't respect tennis and it's one of my favorite sports if not my favorite along with volleyball.

So nineties it is.
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80s.

Pretty much since I've been born, my parents watched it whenever it was on.
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Watched Pete Sampras win the 1990 US Open and became a tennis appreciator ever since.
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2007
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