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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 11-29-2006, 01:18 AM   #31
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Default Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

I would go with the 80's though my interest was very selective at the time. I became kinda addicted to tennis in the late 80's and never looked back. You won't believe how many pots got burned while watching tennis or how my schedule revolves around tennis, "I am telecommuting this friday," is my favorite excuse during great matches. Is that addiction enough? I guess that could be a different thread.
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:49 AM   #32
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Default Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

I was born in 1982, and I guess I first watched tennis in the early 90s when I started playing. I know this is the men's board, but it was Monica Seles that really got me into tennis
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:59 AM   #33
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About 2000/2001 onwards i really strated getting into it, before then i was too young to sit through a match.
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:04 AM   #34
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I started to play at the age of 6 back in 1986 and my coach used to take me to watch all the matches we could possibly watch, and the everyday duty was to spend an hour watching taped match with my coach's comments and analysis of the game. I was only 6, and could hardly understand all that tactical stuff, but it was still useful.
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2003 Wimbledon Semfinals.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:09 AM   #36
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I was born in 1985 and started watching tennis very early. My first clear memory is Kafelnikov winning Roland Garros, but I have many fragmented memories from earlier than that. As I started playing when I was six, I guess I probably started watching in 1991-1992. I've always followed it very seriously.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:10 AM   #37
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2002, when i first got serious in playing tennis
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:47 AM   #38
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US Open 2005. First full match: Agassi vs. Ginepri semifinal.
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Default Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

actually, I started watching tennis in 1968, but there isn't any box for 60's so I put seventies.
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:33 AM   #40
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Early 90's but I only started following it regularly since 1995.
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Late 80's
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:28 AM   #42
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early 90s
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Default Re: In which decade did you start watching tennis?

Must admit it was in the eighties and it was because of a kid who had a 120mp serve and a huge forehand back then...his name was Pete Sampras he was my first favorite player. Then Lendl and Agassi were my other favorites.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:40 AM   #44
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I reckon around 1994-1995. I used to enjoy watching the Aus Open during stinking hot days when you couldn't be bothered doing anything else because of the heat. I couldn't get enough of watching Davenport play, and I hated mens tennis because as a 5 year old I found it difficult to sit through 5 set matches.
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Mid to late 70's
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