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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 12-01-2010, 10:23 PM   #316
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Early 90s as well. my favorite player was lendl (please forgive me, i was just a little boy back then )
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when fed saved tennis by winning his first wimbledon, what a glorious day that was.
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I was fortunate enough to start watching tennis around 1995 when I was around 6 years old. First tournament I watched was '95 Wimbledon. Can't remember the first actual match I watched, but I remember the final as clear as day- Sampras vs Becker. I remember well being close to tears when Pete went down 7-6 in the first set (early day glory hunting), but his serve improved and he strolled on to the win.

Good times.. anyway, the '90s.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:49 AM   #319
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Boris Becker's Wimbledon defence in 1986 marked the start of me following tennis closely.
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90's. I actually started watching women's tennis first because I had a crush on Steffi Graf, then eventually I got interested in the sport itself.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:17 AM   #321
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I`m not sure if I`d answered this question before but I started watching tennis with my grandfather on the mid 70ties and he took me to my first tennis classes at 6 years old
I remember watching matches between Vilas, Mc Enroe and Borg and everything in Argentina was all about Vilas on those days. But I liked much more Borg () and I tended to play a two handed backhand. It was really weird down under here seeing somebody hitting a two handed backhand on those days but it`s still on these days my best stroke
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Early 90s as well. my favorite player was lendl (please forgive me, i was just a little boy back then )
You don`t have to regret about being a Lendl fan . He is my favourite player of all times
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when fed saved tennis by winning his first wimbledon, what a glorious day that was.


I started watching tennis in the mid-late 90s, but Wimbledon 2003 (Hewitt's first round loss, Fed's amazing run) is what turned me into a tennis tard.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:20 PM   #324
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I was born in 88, so I started watching matches in the mid/late nineties.

I want to say my first complete grand slam match I watched, was Agassi/Sampras U.S. Open 4 setter where Sampras took it. I wasn't a fan of either, but watched it solely because my parents were watching it that weekend.

I remember making fun of the runner's trophy because it looked like a dish someone can eat out of LMAO.

A few years later I started getting into watching matches consistently, and started watching Federer's matches along with random players. I think around 2001 I became a Federer fan, and have been a fan ever since, although I like following other top tier players.
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90ies
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:53 PM   #326
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I started early 90s with Sergi Bruguera but then lost interest afterwards. But I remember being a fan of McEnroe when I was very little.
Started watching properly in 2008 when i discovered Novak Djokovic.
That's quite some distance in discovering tennis and then starting to watch it more often.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:38 AM   #327
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I started following tennis rather late in life, around the mid 80s, but then lost interest in the mid-90s, boring serve freaks and clay-only specialists, not many atractive personalities. I returned after discovering there was a young hopeful in my own little island and got hooked up ever since (well, Moya is also from Mallorca -outstanding performance for such a small place, 2 nr1 in just a decade, bigger islands like Britain and Australia should take notice, jeje-, but somehow I never followed him much).
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:16 PM   #328
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That's quite some distance in discovering tennis and then starting to watch it more often.
Yeah true. I used to be more passionated about football back then than tennis when i was a teenager. In the 90s I was the typical casual fan, i didn't support any player in particular, but I watched grand slams and followed the rankings. I guess Sampras killed any interest I had in tennis for a while. Afterwards with internet it was easier to be informed and up to date with the tour and i took my interest to another level. With Nadal, Federer and Djokovic I became a true fan.
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Thanks for the clarification Nole fan
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:53 PM   #330
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1992 Wimbledon.
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