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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, 03:30 PM   #61
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70's. My grandfather in Germany said you have to watch this blond kid from Sweden!
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:36 PM   #62
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2000
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US Open 2005. First full match: Agassi vs. Ginepri semifinal.
Me too! Although I started a few days earlier than you . In particular, I decided to watch the Daniilidou-Sharapova match on Day 1 since it was shown on TV primetime (and for patriotic reasons ). Unfortunately, Eleni didn't play well at all and was crushed. ( I had so many expectations after she had beaten JHH at Wimbledon a couple of months earlier.) In any case, after that I became addicted.
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70's. My grandfather in Germany said you have to watch this blond kid from Sweden!
Leif Johansson?
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mid 80's

Edberg was the reason.
mid 80's too
I cannot recall perfectly but I've watched some of Vilas and Clerc....then of course Sabatini was the reason why I got addicted to tennis....Perez Roldan, Jaite and Mancini too
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:02 PM   #66
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Me too! Although I started a few days earlier than you . In particular, I decided to watch the Daniilidou-Sharapova match on Day 1 since it was shown on TV primetime (and for patriotic reasons ). Unfortunately, Eleni didn't play well at all and was crushed. ( I had so many expectations after she had beaten JHH at Wimbledon a couple of months earlier.) In any case, after that I became addicted.
I'm sorry she lost.

I had seen a few games or a tiebreak here and there, because the television was constantly turned to the US Open--I was renting a room for a few weeks from tennis fans--and by the final weekend I was hooked, watching full matches on my own initiative even when the owners of the house were gone.
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I remember watching the Wimbledon finals on TV with my dad since the late 80's. Started following tennis more closely from the mid 90's after we got Eurosport.
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I couldn't vote in the poll. I started watching in the 50's, on a tiny black-and-white TV set (waits for gasps of amazement that somebody so old can use the internet)
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I started watching tennis around 7 years ago, I still remember watching Kafelnikov lose to Agassi in the Australian Open final.
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I couldn't vote in the poll. I started watching in the 50's, on a tiny black-and-white TV set (waits for gasps of amazement that somebody so old can use the internet)
No gasps... What a privilege to have been able to see so many legends that many of us know of only on paper.
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I couldn't vote in the poll. I started watching in the 50's, on a tiny black-and-white TV set (waits for gasps of amazement that somebody so old can use the internet)
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Yesterday.

Some people can watch this sport for 50 years and gain very little knowledge on the subject. OTOH, other individuals are capable of grasping it really fast.

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You must be at least 100 in the shade!
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I started watching tennis in the mid-80's. I was hooked by Martina Navratilova and Chrissy before the arrival of German star Steffi Graf and later on Monica Seles.

Back then, I supported Boris Becker but I was never into Ivan Lendal.
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Mid-90's, though I didn't watch every single thing on TV until 2002.
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