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

In the 70ies? 54 7.09%
In the 80ies? 144 18.90%
In the 90ies? 293 38.45%
In the 2000s? 271 35.56%
In the 2010s? 0 0%
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:23 AM   #181
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Late 90s. My mum was a fan- at that time, I remember watching AO and late night Rafter epic matches with Agassi, Sampras and Ivanisevic at Wimbledon.

I've only been a serious fan for the last few years though.
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:30 AM   #182
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I remember Boris "Boom Boom" Becker winning Wimbledon when I was young. I think I also got interested in playing tennis around that time (although I rarely play now).
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:57 AM   #183
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:14 AM   #184
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I became interested in tennis since the day I accidently watched Montecarlo tournament and got quite taken to Richard Gasquet.
Started watching GS's in 80's, lost interest in 90's although I like to play tennis myself. Became interested in watching tennis since watching the Montecarlo tournament where RG beat Fed. Favourite players are RG, Federer, Ancic, PHM and Baggy.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:01 AM   #185
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I can't really point exactly, I do remember admiring Sampras' game back in 1997 and after watching the US Open final in 1997 Hingis sealed the deal. I was amazed at how swiftly she played the game, her pick up volleys and half volley skills were much superior to her raw athletic opponents game.

However I did not become a serious fan until after the 1999 us Open. I have watched all the slams if not 90% of them since the 2000 Aussie open.

Late nineties for sure, Hingis and Sampras lulled me in.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:31 PM   #186
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In the 90's

Around 1995 to be specific

exactly the same
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:05 PM   #187
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In the 90s also
Around 1994 to be specific in Wimbledon.
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:10 PM   #188
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:10 PM   #189
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Decade?

Just how old do you think we are

probably when I was 9 so end of 80's , was watching Ivanisevic but I had many long breaks with it
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Old 11-11-2007, 01:25 PM   #190
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I can't really point exactly, I do remember admiring Sampras' game back in 1997 and after watching the US Open final in 1997 Hingis sealed the deal. I was amazed at how swiftly she played the game, her pick up volleys and half volley skills were much superior to her raw athletic opponents game.

However I did not become a serious fan until after the 1999 us Open. I have watched all the slams if not 90% of them since the 2000 Aussie open.

Late nineties for sure, Hingis and Sampras lulled me in.
The first tennis event I remember watching on tv was the 97 AO. Although the only part I can remember was the presentation ceremony when Sampras beat Moya in the final.
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Late 1920s.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:47 PM   #192
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Watched my folks watch Connors, Borg, McEnroe in early eighties. Picked up myself in the early nineties. Went to watch my first Grand Slam live, The Aussie Open last year, and look forward to travelling to many more in years to come. I'm hooked.
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Early 90s. My first memories are those of Jim Courier jumping to the Australian river.
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My first match was USO 2004, but I've been hooked since Wimbledon 2005.
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i was taken to see Agassi when i was 1 yrs. old, but i don't remember anything(obviously). My earliest memories are of watching Guga win the French, so i voted 90's.
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