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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 04-03-2008, 04:45 PM   #211
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Late 80s / early 90s I guess. I was mesmerised by McEnroes hair, haha. I also remember a young Pete Sampras beginning to dominate.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:27 PM   #212
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80's, Roland-Garros 82
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:21 PM   #213
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Since 1984 (?) Lendl-McEnroe RG final. Not much opportunity to watch anything but GS finals/semis in the 80s and 90s. Long live broadband internet and live streams
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:26 PM   #214
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Wow. I feel left out. 2005ish
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Or...How old are you?

70's
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:29 PM   #216
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Old 07-23-2008, 05:36 PM   #217
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60^s! Old guy here-lol!! Saw: Rosewall, Gonzalez, Newcombe, Roache, Richey, Grabner, Smith, Osuna etc.. The game was much different then, but also very enjoyable. Much more net play, especially on grass. But then 3 of the 4 Slams were on grass, so there were many more good grass court players than there are today.
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60^s! Old guy here-lol!! Saw: Rosewall, Gonzalez, Newcombe, Roache, Richey, Grabner, Smith, Osuna etc.. The game was much different then, but also very enjoyable. Much more net play, especially on grass. But then 3 of the 4 Slams were on grass, so there were many more good grass court players than there are today.
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90s for me.
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60^s! Old guy here-lol!! Saw: Rosewall, Gonzalez, Newcombe, Roache, Richey, Grabner, Smith, Osuna etc.. The game was much different then, but also very enjoyable. Much more net play, especially on grass. But then 3 of the 4 Slams were on grass, so there were many more good grass court players than there are today.
60's for me too !! But I put 70's on the survey since no geriatric column.. 56 now still playing at 4.0. I love this game and you are so right. It has changed a lot !!
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late 80's... Cash winning wimbledon when i was 9...
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:29 PM   #222
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21st century (I'm still quite young)
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OMG. Most are pretty young.


I started watching in the early 80's.
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80s. Loved Steffi Graf. And Stefan Edberg. Bring back those short shorts!
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AO 1996, ashamed to say I started off watching WTA too. Had a huge crush on Hingis
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