Do you really watch tennis ?

I watch tennis when ...

  • My fav player is involved

    Votes: 48 44.9%
  • Big names are clashing

    Votes: 56 52.3%
  • I just watch any match because I loooove this game !

    Votes: 52 48.6%

  • Total voters
    107

r2473

G.O.A.T.
No, in fact I do not, at all, thank you very much for asking.

In a radical enactment of Plato's Allegory of the Cave, I have vowed to never watch so much as a second of real, actual tennis, but instead only learn of the game through the second-hand descriptions I can read on TTW, much like Plato's prisoners could only learn about reality through the shadows cast on the wall of the cave. In fact, I have even disabled the gifs in my browser so as not to inadvertently stumble upon pictures of actual tennis when I browse TTW.

I think this has given me a good grasp of the game to be honest. The main take-away for me is that tennis is a sport of very low levels of competence and skill. There are a lot of mugs out there. A lot.

Thank you for teaching me to see tennis the way you do,
Sincerely,
Platypus
Federer
 
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Guest
I don’t watch as much as I used to but I still watch any Federer match that I can.
 

Bender

G.O.A.T.
No, in fact I do not, at all, thank you very much for asking.

In a radical enactment of Plato's Allegory of the Cave, I have vowed to never watch so much as a second of real, actual tennis, but instead only learn of the game through the second-hand descriptions I can read on TTW, much like Plato's prisoners could only learn about reality through the shadows cast on the wall of the cave. In fact, I have even disabled the gifs in my browser so as not to inadvertently stumble upon pictures of actual tennis when I browse TTW.

I think this has given me a good grasp of the game to be honest. The main take-away for me is that tennis is a sport of very low levels of competence and skill. There are a lot of mugs out there. A lot.

Thank you for teaching me to see tennis the way you do,
Sincerely,
Platypus
This is where in tennis instruction the concept of "shadow swinging" came about.

 

Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
I don't pay for any specific tennis streaming service that are not already included with my TV bill (such as sky sports) so for the most part I will only watch matches that are big names because that's all I can get access too and streaming matches is a pain. However if there is full coverage that I have access too like Wimbledon's BBC coverage then I will watch every match I can.
 

ak24alive

Legend
For the past 3 years I have watched a lot of Roland Garros and Wimbley because in those months I am at my home for summer vacations and I have access to the TV. So any match that is being showed on the television I watch it.
As for the AO and USO I stream the matches of the 2nd week.
Always watch a Fedr match whether it is a slam or a 250 event.
I watch Rafa a lot during the clay season and much more matches because all the matches take place in the daytime of my time zone.
Then if there's a big player match I usually stream it. Same goes for the later stages of the ATP tournaments.
Players I like to watch apart from the big 4 are Cilic, Stan, Diego, Kohli, Thiem and Kyrgios.
In the WTA I watch slams and some of the matches of Simona.
 

kevaninho

Hall of Fame
I enjoy the big guns playing more than I enjoy people ive never seen before. Although if tennis is on and time allows, I will watch anyone.

When im paying to attend tournaments I like to go to latter rounds tbh, whereas I have a friend who likes to sit all day on outside courts watching anyone and everyone all day.
 

TagUrIt

Professional
It is tough to watch pro tennis worldwide unless you have an VPN account. In the U.S. there is very limited coverage of tennis tournaments and what is available is usually edited match for time constraints or for commentators to talk tennis and broadcast promotions. You almost have to go to the country it being play in to get full coverage. In the U.S., the production on smaller size tennis tournaments is terrible. Player entrances, coin toss, warm-ups and rest periods are cut off for chats with TV commentators trying to drum up the match and commercials. So bad! It is the last resort for me to tune into TC broadcasting unless you want to drive yourself crazy! Everything is full of talk and the way TC produces it tennis coverage continuous change views makes me dizzy. Wide view to close up to wide screen for server, then returner’s close and them the serve, wide angle view, etc... ?Why not just do back of court full screen view for action?
YouTube has replays of most matches. You can even watch live matches being streamed. WTA not sure about ATP.
 

BeatlesFan

Talk Tennis Guru
I watch every single Federer match including exos like the Bill Gates crap and the LC. I watch nearly all of Rafa's matches on clay because I love to watch his movement and see the banana FH. I watch Rafa's matches in majors too, regardless of the surface. I also watch most matches of Shapovalov, Fognini and everything Nick, unless he's tanking and then I turn it off. I do not watch Djokovic matches because I dislike his style, though I watch him when he plays Fed, Rafa or Nick. I happily watch Djoker-Rafa matches but only when I've recorded them and can then edit out of time between every point, which is suffocatingly boring to me.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
I watch live:
- every Federer match
- every Slam final
- every match between Djokovic and Nadal
- some other matches of Djokovic and Nadal in tournaments where Federer is also in the draw
- a match with a special occasion (like a player goes for #1 ranking etc.)
 

Dlabsiladan

New User
I don’t watch any sports anymore. I just check the live scores on my phone, and only turn it on if I’m sure my player/team will win or the player/team I hate will lose. Then I go on online forums and talk ****. If my player/team loses a big event, I hide in the recesses until the next big event.

(sarcasm)...
 
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Badabing888

Hall of Fame
Nothing beats a live match whether in person or on tv when the big players are on. I’ll keep an eye on other matches played but not with the same interest and only if affects the draw in a big way.

I’ve watched Fed for 16-17 years now and have never tired of watching him when he’s on. The others I can take or leave unless they are playing each other.
 
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