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Is it just me or does anyone else roll their eyes when Wimbledon comes on? Year after year it's wheeled out for a fortnight to a country that probably couldn't tell you what the tournament after Wimbledon is. Maybe I'm just jaded after watching it for so many years. But I'm not in the slightest bit interested this year.

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Is it just me or does anyone else roll their eyes when Wimbledon comes on? Year after year it's wheeled out for a fortnight to a country that probably couldn't tell you what the tournament after Wimbledon is. Maybe I'm just jaded after watching it for so many years. But I'm not in the slightest bit interested this year.

Discuss.

Bores the hell out of me, but I've never been interested in tennis. I would never have minded so much if the coverage wasn't so saturated (not as much of a problem now but it was a pain when 3 out of 4 TV channels had tennis on them).

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Is it just me or does anyone else roll their eyes when Wimbledon comes on? Year after year it's wheeled out for a fortnight to a country that probably couldn't tell you what the tournament after Wimbledon is. Maybe I'm just jaded after watching it for so many years. But I'm not in the slightest bit interested this year.

Discuss.

I ignore it now, but when I was a child it ruined my life for what seemed like the whole summer, all my TV programmes were replaced by W I M B L E D O N :(.

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No interest in it.... better things to see, places to go, things to spend my money on and people to meet.....yawn....just wondering if next years hectic sports programe will have the same effect...can but only try to get involved, best to give the benefit of the doubt, but I am very doubtful. ;)

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Bores the hell out of me, but I've never been interested in tennis. I would never have minded so much if the coverage wasn't so saturated (not as much of a problem now but it was a pain when 3 out of 4 TV channels had tennis on them).

I agree with this.

In fact I agree with your 3 or 4 channel theory to explain a lot of things from UKTV past. Morecombe & Wise for instance only "pulled in 25 million" viewers 'coz there was no other choice, not because they were super hilarious, likewise with Wimbledon past I think. There's so much more choice now that you're not forced to endure it like when say you were at school. The only drawback is you don't have those mass-watched events that everyone could talk about any more. But maybe this is for the best, certainly is in Wimbledon's case.

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I agree with this.

In fact I agree with your 3 or 4 channel theory to explain a lot of things from UKTV past. Morecombe & Wise for instance only "pulled in 25 million" viewers 'coz there was no other choice, not because they were super hilarious, likewise with Wimbledon past I think. There's so much more choice now that you're not forced to endure it like when say you were at school. The only drawback is you don't have those mass-watched events that everyone could talk about any more. But maybe this is for the best, certainly is in Wimbledon's case.

The best thing that could happen is that Sky get to cover it. I don't know how much the BBC pays for it.

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Tennis is the same league as Golf and Cricket. Dull Dull Dull

I think golf and cricket are in a dullness league of their own, at least with tennis, things move at a fractionally faster pace than continental drift, unlike golf and cricket.

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I think golf and cricket are in a dullness league of their own, at least with tennis, things move at a fractionally faster pace than continental drift, unlike golf and cricket.

Having watched - gripped - two men playing chess behind a glass screen for 5 hours, I can attest to the fact that sports are generally interesting to watch if you know something about them.

I hated watching football until Andy Gray started explaining tactics on Sky. Then I got it. Still prefer tennis though. "Chess on the run", as David Foster Wallace put it.

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I can attest to the fact that sports are generally interesting to watch if you know something about them.

Or (in my case) care.

I've never been one for competitively sports. World cup? Irrelevant. Olympics. Might as well not be happening as far as I'm concerned.

Football? There'll always be another match next week, or next year, or in 4 years time.

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Or (in my case) care.

I've never been one for competitively sports. World cup? Irrelevant. Olympics. Might as well not be happening as far as I'm concerned.

Football? There'll always be another match next week, or next year, or in 4 years time.

lefties :blink:

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What womens tennis needs is two weight classes. We could call them Super Fit Girl and Grunting Ox Like Munter.

womens tennis should be resigned to court 15+, it's woeful.

i can't think of any other sport where women have demanded the same pay demands as the blokes, and on top of that i can't think of any female sport i'd actually watch.

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womens tennis should be resigned to court 15+, it's woeful.

i can't think of any other sport where women have demanded the same pay demands as the blokes, and on top of that i can't think of any female sport i'd actually watch.

Not only are they less powerful and slower with arguably less cometition and slightly less popular, but also they dont even play as long. 3 sets instead of 5 and they want the same!

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